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Empowering Women Through Digital Financial Solutions

March 7, 2016
Did you know that in addition to offering many economic benefits, bank account ownership can make you happier? Read about this and other benefits of digitizing financial solutions to advance women's economic participation.

What We Learned Through ONA... and What We Learned About ONA

September 12, 2016
The Government of Serbia is growing the MSME sector through public, private, education and civil society actors. USAID/Serbia asked the LEO activity to utilize organizational network analysis (ONA) to explore these networks' effectiveness.

WATCH: A Spotlight on Soft Skills

September 27, 2016
In this video, Gary Walker from USAID, Laura Lippman from FHI 360 and Tim Nourse, President of Making Cents, talk about employment challenges facing youth and how implementing soft skills can increase workforce success.

Secrets Behind Non-Traditional Training Methods

June 7, 2016
Instead of mystifying learning by sharing information that is overly complicated with very little chance of changing and improving behavior, less traditional learning methods demystify concepts and bring on deep-rooted, positive changes in behavior.

The Stigma of Subsidies

July 3, 2017
Market systems conversations should be centered on subsidies — where they are applied, what measures we take to ensure they are “smart,” and how we design subsidies to strengthen development impact.