Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
In Guatemala, USAID’s Creating Economic Opportunities project is working with the private sector and national and local authorities to strengthen economic growth and generate income and employment.
Recent research by ODI CPAN, commissioned by the USAID Center for Resilience, investigated the resilience of households above the poverty line in Uganda and the Philippines.
Women lead approximately one-third of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets but remain disproportionately underserved. They often face less favorable terms for financing and limited access to essential resources needed to build, sustain, and grow their businesses.
Among the entrepreneurs supported by USAID's Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative, those businesses that were owned by women grew both revenues and jobs significantly faster.
This post highlights a resource form the Collaborative for Frontier Finance (Omidyar Network / Dutch Good Growth Fund [DGGF]).
Market systems that inhibit productivity growth and depress livelihoods are familiar enough across the developing world. Barriers to improvement that turn out to be fundamentally political are two-a-penny.
Causal Loop Diagrams (CLDs) are used to conceptually model dynamic systems in a holistic manner, mapping how variables (i.e., factors, issues, processes) influence one another.
This resource highlights research from the Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) program at the United Nations Capital Development Program exploring labour pains and the difficulties that can extend over a lifetime as women face complex financial decisions.
These infographics describe the key findings on the rise of African digital platforms and platform workers in 8 African countries.
Submit a proposal to present your approach to improving food security and using private, market-based solutions at Cracking the Nut 2019.
Dexis is seeking an experienced Senior Trade Advisor to provide support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Asia Bureau, specifically assisting the Bureau’s Economic Growth team in the Technical Services Office.
This post introduces a January 2019 brief from Innovations for Poverty Action and explores open questions to better guide research and program toolkits for economic recovery and finaicial inclusion to build resilence.
This report from the Feed the Future AMA Innovation Lab explores programming research in the areas of Inclusive Market Access, Risk Management and Resilience, and Rural and Agricultural Finance.
This post introduces a resource from The Mango Tree that is designed to help stakeholders navigate evidence and potential gaps related to savings programs for financial inclusion.
This post introduces the November 2018 GeoPoll Report: A Guide To Conducting Research In Emerging Markets.
This post introduces a publication from Sphere, a movement started in 1997 by a group of humanitarian professionals aiming to improve the quality of humanitarian work during disaster response.
This paper explores how systemic change happens in shallow markets and the implications for market systems development practitioners. It is based on the experience and lessons learnt by the Market Development Facility in Fiji, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.
This week, Chief Economist Dr. Louise Fox, and Susan Wilder, Policy Advisor on finance and private sector development, celebrate the launch of the Agency’s new Private Sector Engagement Policy with a blog on why economic analysis is critical for effective implementation.
How can implementers use blended finance to mobilize capital? Chemonics and LixCap share their experiences with sequencing and explore its potential.