Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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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.
Explore findings from two studies that look at social capital wi thin maize and dairy cooperatives in Rwanda .
This activity was one of four winners of Chemonics’ recent Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest within the market systems track.
By helping dairy cooperatives add a health cooperative product, with support from USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP), HealthPartners were able to identify a single solution that addressed challenges in rural Uganda.
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.
Explore findings from research on why some 66% of farmers in malt barley cooperatives in parts of Ethiopia were side-selling.
Network analysis is often cited as a useful tool for analyzing market systems, but can be difficult for large networks. In Bangladesh, the USAID-funded Rice and Diversified Crops (RDC) activity tested an ego-net approach.
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,...
Lucia Diaz-Martin
Rachel Glennerster
Ariella Park
This post was originally published on J-PAL's blog and features research by Lisa Cameron , Robert Jensen , and Simone Schaner . Women continue to participate in the labor market — or as non-economists would put it, “work” — at different rates than men. According to International Labor Organization...
Youth in many low-income countries are entering the labor force in unprecedented numbers, yet many struggle to secure rewarding livelihoods. This paper outlines the economic development challenges that constrain youth’s transition into employment, and it parses the evidence on which programs and...
This report presents key activities, lessons learned, and accomplishments of the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project. Over the course of three years (October 1, 2013 – November 13, 2016), LEO served as USAID’s primary vehicle for learning in the area of market systems approaches and a...