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Let Us Work in Gray Areas!

March 2, 2015
What is the relationship between market systems and resilience? Explore this "gray area" with USAID's Greg Collins.

Uganda’s Work in Progress: A Case Study

April 17, 2015
How does a country kickstart a process of economic and employment transformation from a low base? Read on for insights from Overseas Development Institute's Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi.

Hurdles in the Last Mile

August 18, 2015
Dan White of ACDI/VOCA shares some learnings on last-mile delivery and overcoming barriers to distribution.

The Role of Acceleration Services in Pay for Results Programs

May 23, 2019
This is the second blog the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation series on building private sector resilience. Stay tuned for the next blog in the private series, as we look at an example of how a more resilient company can provide critical technologies and value-added services after a natural disaster.

Cash Transfer Preparedness and Unlocking the Power of Data

July 30, 2019
Data protection is a primary focus of the humanitarian sector. In late 2016, USAID supported a digital cash transfer preparedness grant meant to help NGOs be equally well-prepared to offer (digital) cash as to offer other modalities of assistance (e.g. in-kind items).

Payment for Results: Driving Impact with Adaptive Management

August 29, 2019
Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa by providing groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital, training, ongoing mentoring, and support for the formation of Business Savings Groups. This post highlights a $5.32m payment-for-results project in the form of a Development Impact Bond.