LEO Learning Day Summary

  • Date Posted: June 18, 2014
  • Authors: Nisha Singh
  • Document Types: Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project learning agenda incorporates interrelated and mutually informative research topics that respond to the objective of supporting inclusive and sustainable growth through market systems development. LEO seeks to support missions and implementers in improving the performance of market systems to generate growth, and to structure that growth in such a way that it is inclusive and resilient.

Within the overarching goal of increased market systems performance, LEO’s learning topics can be viewed through two lenses:

  • Inclusivity—the capacity of market systems to profitably engage and benefit women, the very poor, the food insecure and other vulnerable or marginalized groups; and
  • Resilience—the ability of market systems to adapt to the changing environment in ways that sustain and even increase benefits to a wide range of system actors.

On April 30, members of the project technical committee, key researchers, and representatives from USAID met together to look at the interconnectedness of the different elements of the LEO learning agenda.

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