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Supporting an Environmentally Friendly Economy For a Healthy Amazon Basin

May 28, 2021


Lindsey Spanner
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently released the Amazon Vision 2020 Report describing its achievements in biodiversity and sustainable landscape initiatives across Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, and Suriname. As part of this progress update, the report focuses on the Agency’s work to promote a more sustainable and innovative development model that supports Amazonian entrepreneurs with a vision for a sustainable local economy.

New Blog Series Highlights Private Sector Partnerships that Deliver Sustainable Results

April 5, 2021


USAID Private-Sector Engagement (PSE)
Worldwide, the private sector is playing an unprecedented role in shaping opportunities that improve the lives in the countries and communities that USAID supports. For six decades, USAID has partnered with the private sector to solve the world’s most complex development challenges and to help countries accelerate development progress. 

Gender-Lens Investing Shouldn’t Be a Niche Strategy. It’s Time to Apply It Broadly.

March 25, 2021


Emily Langhorne
Like many women, Wamahoro, a native of Rwanda, once worked two jobs, one of which was in the informal sector. “I used to sell my baskets at the local market to supplement my farming income,” she says. At the local market, however, Wamahoro’s handmade baskets sold for only 82 cents a basket — not much in the way of supplemental income.

Strengthening Networks in Peru

September 1, 2013


Marketlinks Team
Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE) and Sector3 Social Venture Group have partnered in Peru to implement the Women Entrepreneurs Leading Development project (WELD).