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Tracking the First- and Second-Order Impacts of COVID-19

In March 2021, the USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (USAID/PPL) COVID Analytics Team prepared "Tracking the First- and Second-Order Impacts of COVID-19," a concise landscape analysis examining the pandemic's impacts across USAID sectors and regions after one year.  The analysis explores six broad areas -- the health crisis, macroeconomic and mobility shocks, household-level impacts, shifts in democratic governance and civic engagement, national security, and climate change -- and leverages the best available data from USAID and external institutions to unders

Smart Note: Responding to a Crisis at Fundeser

The Smart Note, “Responding to a Crisis at Fundeser” describes how the MFI dealt with the aftermath of both the worldwide credit crisis and the internal No Pay Movement (Movimiento No Pago).

Emerging Insight #31: Discounted outpatient services: a way to keep clients

The Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) project in India has found that the use of outpatient services by clients is associated with increased renewals. As an added benefit of its cashless inpatient health insurance product, SSP offers clients a discount of approximately 50 percent on consultation fees from a network of local physicians and a 40 to 70 percent discount on the retail price of drugs. This Emerging Insight highlights the project's observations around client behavior related to outpatient services.

Value Chain Tools for Market-Integrated Relief: Haiti’s Construction Sector

This study is part of a series of guided case studies aimed at exploring whether and under what conditions the application of a value chain approach can help accelerate economic growth in conflict-affected environments. It documents the use of the value chain approach to shift the design of an infrastructure program from direct implementation to longer-term, sector development. The study focuses on the USAID-funded, CHF-implemented KATA project, which aims to advance stability in Haiti’s most conflict-prone cities by stimulating employment and supporting sustainable livelihoods.

Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis: The Market for Agricultural Labor in Sud-Est Haiti

Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) is a rapid market analysis designed to be used in the short-term aftermath of a sudden-onset crisis. This report uses the EMMA tool to analyze the agricultural labor market system in the Sud-Est (Southeast) department of Haiti in March-April 2010, several months after the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The report describes the baseline and the affected situation of the agricultural labor market system and analyzes the likely impact of various interventions aimed at meeting households’ basic needs.

Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis: The Market for Beans in Sud-Est Haiti

Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) is a rapid market analysis designed to be used in the short-term aftermath of a sudden-onset crisis. This report uses the EMMA tool to analyze the beans market system in the Sud-Est (Southeast) department of Haiti in March-April 2010, several months after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The report examines constraints in the beans market system, the earthquake-related disruptions that persist, and provides short-term and long-term recommendations.

Video: The Test of Poverty

The film follows two women living in extreme poverty in West Bengal, India, as they participate in Trickle Up's pilot project and work to change the effects that generations of poverty have had on their families' lives.

ECYMP Factsheet

ECYMP is designed to accelerate the creation of sustainable livelihoods and self-employment opportunities for vulnerable youth.