Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
The Victory Against Malnutrition Project (ViM) was established to is reduce food insecurity by increasing and diversifying agricultural and livestock production, improving farmers’ incomes and household health and nutrition.
The specialty coffee trend highlights not only the U.S. consumers’ increased preference for higher quality coffee but also an interest in coffee farmers, as achieving higher quality starts with the producer. More than ever, consumers want to know their coffee’s bean-to-cup story.
ACDI/VOCA is seeking to engage a consulting firm (Contractor) to carry out a Post Monetization Assessment in Ethiopia.
This report provides insights into age-based differences in financial inclusion in Zambia. The results presented in this report are based on FinScope 2009 and 2015 data as well as the cross-sectional module of the 2015 Zambia Financial Diaries study.
The Water of Systems Change aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change.
Economic development programs are increasingly shifting to a system change approach instead of direct delivery service.
This primer aims to equip international development agencies and partners to assess whether and how distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, might apply to their work.
Over the past two years, ACDI/VOCA’s CDP program staff have worked with members of Sebehill Cooperative to increase their ability to apply good agricultural practices, manage their finances, plan for the future of their businesses, and manage their cooperative effectively.
Tajikistan is on the cusp of achieving its vision of a fully-functional market that allows land-use rights to be bought and sold.
This activity was one of four winners of Chemonics’ recent Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest.
Logistics systems are complex and commonly involve several different parties. As these systems grow, it becomes increasingly tough for businesses in the same vertical to coordinate with each other.
On April 5, 2018, USAID LandLinks, Marketlinks, and Agrilinks hosted a presentation of the results from the Investor Survey on Land Rights.
This activity was one of four winners of Chemonics’ recent Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest within the market systems track.
At Chemonics, the Economic Growth and Trade Practice and the Education and Youth Practice joined forces to kick off 2018 with the launch of our Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest.
With the growing need to “do more with less” and demonstrate results when using development dollars, pay-for-results is a compelling solution — one which USAID and other donors will inevitably want to see more of.
As part of USAID's commitment to working with communities to strengthen their resilience, USAID has elevated resilience to an objective in the Global Food Security Strategy, prioritizing approaches that strengthen households' and communities' absorptive, adaptive, and transformative resilience...
Improving staple crop production is widely viewed as crucial for increasing food security and reducing poverty in sub‐Saharan Africa (SSA). However, smallholder households in SSA who cultivate maize and other grains face two major post‐harvest challenges. First, pests cause post‐harvest loss of up...
Despite the potential for intra-regional trade of grains to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa, in practice, these commercial transactions have been fraught with logistics challenges and non-tariff barriers. USAID's Trade and Investment Hubs are working to overcome these issues in...
A recent study commissioned by USAID’s Center for Resilience demonstrates that investing in resilience and a more proactive response to avert humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa could reduce the cost to international donors by 30 percent, while also protecting billions of dollars of income...
Anastasia de Santos
This post is the latest installment in the Show Me the Data blog series. See a former post here . Private sector firms are the engine of economic growth in most countries and an important driver of labor demand. This is especially true in developing countries. The problem facing donor agencies,...