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The Cartoon Learning Series

Working with EcoVentures International, LEO tested new methods for introducing development project staff to market systems development concepts and practices.

Youth Engagement in Agricultural Value Chains Across Feed the Future: A Synthesis Report

This report aims to inform Feed the Future (FTF) efforts moving forward to more strategically and deliberately engage youth in market systems by providing insights from current FTF country programs. Commissioned by USAID’s Bureau for Food Security/Office of Country Strategy and Implementation, a research team with the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) activity scanned all 19 FTF countries and analyzed four FTF country programs in more depth through site visits to Guatemala, Liberia, Nepal, and Uganda.

Scaling Impact: Cambodia Ex-Post Assessment

LEO is researching a diversity of models that implementing agencies are using to solve the issue of linking smallholders to input and output markets. The research focuses on the principles and conditions that made these models effective.

Ensuring Escapes from Poverty are Sustained in Uganda

Combining analysis of UNPS data with qualitative approaches, this report examines why some households are able to escape poverty and remain out of it while others escape poverty only to return to living in it again in the future.

LEO Learning Day: Year 2

The 2015 LEO Learning Event brought together the leaders of LEO’s various research strands to take stock of what has been learned to date under LEO.

Portfolio Ownership Among Agribusiness SMEs in Malawi

This assessment of agribusiness small and medium enterprises (ASMEs) was commissioned by USAID/Malawi, to scan the ASME landscape, identify the constraints, and present a menu of possible ways to address those constraints.

LEO Learning Day Summary

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: