This post highlights a recent publication from the Market Development Facility, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, that explores the characteristics and implications of shallow markets and provides context to better understand systemic change.
This post introduces a document published by The Seep Network and highlights lessons shared by participants during the Regional Network Summit about promoting responsible financial inclusion in Rwanda.
USAID issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate to identify new and innovative solutions to address the challenge of how to most effectively expand access to financing on terms and conditions (lower interest rates
A new report from the ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are in a position to foster collaboration among stakeholders, influence agenda-setting, and hold local governments accountable. CSOs must therefore have tools and skills that are appropriate for influencing government policies and budgets.
This technical brief focuses on programmatic shifts at the intersection of resilience, gender equity, and social inclusion, which are essential in situations like the 2004 tsunami or extreme drought conditions
In this post, read about how Feed the Future's Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Prize selected Reel Fruit to receive acceleration services. ReelFruit is dried fruit and nuts packaging and distribution business in Nigeria.
As we prioritize making market systems more competitive, resilient, and inclusive for smallholder farmers and other market actors, we must connect our support for these actors with support for the all-encompassing yet elusive enabling environment around them.
For poor women around the world, their two hands are often their most important ticket out of poverty. If they can find paid wage work in the same way that men do, it not only improves their own physical welfare, but also contributes to greater GDP growth.
Women co-run businesses are outperforming their male-only counterparts, but not enough investors are betting on them. Here’s what we can do to support representative entrepreneurial ecosystems and how an India-based investor is pointing the way.
MEL is not meant to focus just on project performance. Thus, the USAID-funded Feed the Future Mozambique Agricultural Innovations Activity has developed new MEL tools to assess whether business innovations are improving market system inclusiveness for smallholder farmers.
HealthPartners has been helping Ugandans start sustainable health cooperatives since 1997. Three years ago, we shifted from input funding to results-based funding. That shift was a game changer in terms of project cost-effectiveness and cooperative autonomy.
The State of the Zambian Digital Financial Services Market report was recently published by the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s MM4P programme and gives up to date information on the state of digital finance in Zambia.
Agrilinks' Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest, co-sponsored by Feed the Future, is a great opportunity for students around the world to get published and showcase their work to the global community.