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The COVID-19 epidemic has created a serious negative impact not only on the health sector in the country but in all aspects of living. This post shares a rapid assessment report from SHOMOSHTI Project, CARE Bangladesh.
This report form ISF Advisors and the Mastercard Foundation's Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab summarizes the latest data on the size and scope of the global rural agricultural finance market, finding a significant gap between supply and demand of financial services.
This post, focused on partnership implementation, is the second in a series exploring how a partnership facility can work as an interface between donor-funded programs and their private-sector partners, and how the partnerships that emerge can be an engine driving systemic change.
This post, focused on partnership principles, is the first in a series exploring how an integrated partnership facility can work as an interface between donor-funded programs and their private-sector partners, and how the partnerships that emerge can be an engine driving systemic change.
This document offers an annotated bibliography of key resources on applied quantitative and qualitative research methods and ethics to give guidance for development practitioners and researchers working in resource-poor settings and with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
This post highlights a paper from Market Development Facility. The paper aims to contribute to the broader conversation of the way in which market system programs grapple with, and can contribute to, women's economic empowerment.
On April 19th, USAID will host its first-ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D). This Forum will explore how inclusive digital financial services and infrastructure can accelerate developing countries on their journey to self-reliance.
Explore key findings from a randomized evaluation to test the impacts of diverse components and variants of the Village Enterprise microenterprise program, an integrated poverty alleviation intervention.
The alarming gender and age disparity in the rate of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa has driven the development of new initiatives to address the needs of young women. One of these initiatives is DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe), a $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. DREAMS targets girls and young women aged 10-24 and their male sex partners.
Changing behaviors — especially multiple behaviors across market actors — can be challenging. Predictably, this means complex market systems are also difficult to transform. If we want to change individual behaviors across the market system to alleviate poverty, where do we even begin?
On May 3, 2017, ACDI/VOCA’s virtual conference “Facilitating Behavior Change: Social and Behavior Change and Market Systems” introduced methodologies to these still rarely combined approaches.
Given the increasing incidence of disasters around the world, the recovery process must be leveraged for longer-term development gains. Two years after an earthquake displaced nearly 2.8 million people and shocked Nepal’s economy, the country still has a long way to go in its reconstruction process. At the same time, the country faces an endless loop of out-migration for low-paying and often exploitative work, with little meaningful development in communities of origin.
Although Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest markets in terms of active mobile financial services (MFS) users (with more than 25 million active accounts as of April 2017), accessing those services is still a challenge for many Bangladeshis, particularly in rural areas. This infographic shows some of the many challenges that rural Bangladeshis face using MFS and some potential solutions.
As experts from around the globe meet this week in Luxembourg to discuss how inclusive insurance can reduce vulnerability of the poor, the local insurance industry players, gathered to find out more about microinsurance and the role that Luxembourg’s insurance industry can play in supporting global development.
Tandis que des experts du monde entier se sont rencontrés la semaine dernière au Luxembourg pour traiter du rôle de l’assurance inclusive dans la lutte contre la pauvreté, les acteurs locaux de l'industrie de l'assurance se sont réunis pour mieux comprendre les enjeux de la micro-assurance et le rôle que l'industrie au Luxembourg pourrait revêtir afin de soutenir le développement à l’échelle mondiale.
Insurance has a critical role to play in helping vulnerable people around the world manage their risks. As a financial shock absorber and an enabler of economic activity, insurance is most effective when complemented by risk-reducing strategies and measures that help prevent losses in order to make insurance solutions more accessible, affordable and sustainable. This was agreed by microinsurance experts from across the globe at the annual member meeting of the Microinsurance Network last in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.