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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.
This assessment seeks to identify the key factors constraining Serbia’s private MSME sector, and its ability to grow and compete, particularly in EU markets and against the companies and products of EU member states.
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.
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.
This training presents concrete recommendations and tools that development professionals can use to facilitate the effective integration of women into growing market systems and to support women in achieving empowerment.
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:
The primary goal of this article is to offer what the authors believe is the first comprehensive assessment of the global MSME credit gap, including key insights regarding the somewhat bifurcated nature of the challenge that the MSME credit gap represents.