Advancing Inclusive, Sustainable, and Resilient Economic Growth through Enterprise-Driven Development

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Marketlinks explores how USAID programs can create more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies. This includes the ways in which we engage with the private sector and approach economic growth programming from the market systems and enabling environment perspectives. USAID’s Economic Growth Policy reviews emerging trends and offers six new principles for our programming to advance our enterprise-driven development approach. Through these principles, the policy helps USAID address constraints related to market and governance failures, lack of inclusion, and environmental sustainability. Learn more about the principles by checking out the Marketlinks blog series on how the policy elevates market systems approaches, and enables the private sector to become self-financing

The panel of USAID and industry experts covered how USAID staff and our partners can use these six principles and how to advance market systems change and private sector engagement work globally. Panelists discussed how the policy can help USAID address the economic impacts of COVID-19, climate change, and other key priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration.