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The global community has spoken loud and clear: more resources must be mobilised to end extreme poverty and mitigate the effects of climate change. Blended finance — an approach to mix different forms of capital in support of development — is emerging as an important solution to help raise...
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...
The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a fantastic data collection tool, but what happens after you’ve learned about the findings from the report? How can you turn that knowledge into action? This webinar talked about two resources that can help you apply WEAI findings in your...
The Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and related health outcomes of highly vulnerable individuals, families, and children. ASPIRES aims to...
< Previous Next > The Road that Microfinance Built By Renée Chao-Béroff, Forward by Anicca Jansen General Manager of PAMIGA, Renée Chao-Beroff holds a Ph.D in Economics and Finance. Mrs. Chao-Beroff has worked in economic development and microfinance for 30 years. She developed the self-...