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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.

Review of Policy-Constrained Value Chain Initiatives

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.

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.

Monitoring Facilitation Activities

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.

Facilitation Contact Groups Brief

The benefits of a value chain facilitation activity can extend to firms, farms, households and individuals that do not have direct contact with the set of interventions (goods or services) provided by the activity. When smallholder farmers are the target beneficiaries of agricultural value chain activities, they might be reached through other firms in the value chain, such as product buyers, suppliers of supporting services, or input suppliers.

State of the Sector Report

This report considers the state of the sector as it relates to market systems strengthening, Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), value chain development and enterprise development. These terms are often used interchangeably or at least exhibit significant cross-cutting areas to be grouped together for the purposes of this report. The report considers both learning networks in each region and key donor-funded projects in each region.