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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.
These case studies outline a theoretical framework for the link between policy change and private sector investment, summarize recent evidence for this link and articulate the related measurement challenges.
The purpose of this note is to introduce a methodology for investigating the extent of impoverishment and transitory poverty escapes, as well as the factors that help protect against impoverishment and support sustained poverty escapes.
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.
This report documents and provides an initial analysis of initiatives in Feed the Future projects designed to address policy-related constraints to value chain competitiveness, and, in particular, increased private sector investment.
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 developed a framework that defines market systems and offers general guidelines for interventions. The framework presented identifies gender considerations and provides examples for facilitating women’s economic empowerment.
This report describes the findings and recommendations from a joint LEO/MPEP/BFS TDY to support USAID/Uganda in 2014. The purpose was to assist Mission staff in improving monitoring approaches for facilitation activities.
The latest research from the International Business Report (IBR) explores the global shift in the number of women at the top of the business world and examines ways to make this growth permanent and parity possible.