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El Programa de Desarrollo Económico Local-PRODEL, financiado por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional -USAID, ha culminado con éxito cinco años de trabajo en las zonas fronterizas del norte y sur del Ecuador.
These resources are from the Diaspora Engagement Seminar, Connecting to Diaspora Communities Through Web Platforms: Opportunities and Limitations, featuring Molly Mattessich (VEGA Alliance) and Eric Guichard (GRAVITAS Capital Advisors Inc.). The seminar, which was held in Washington D.C.
The USAID/East Africa Market Linkages Initiative was a two-year regional program to promote growth in food staples and food security, working alongside partners to integrate smallholder farmers into more efficient national and regional markets.
This presentation highlights new findings on global value chain (GVC) upgrading in large and small economies. Drawing on emerging research, Gary Gereffi discusses several factors related to new trends in GVC upgrading, including state policy and a re-emphasis on the domestic market, the regionalization of value chains, and the role of shifting end markets for developing country exporters. He talks about these trends in the context of Brazil and Costa Rica, as seen in three manufacturing industries.
"Money on the Move: Payments and Transfer of Money Behavior of African Households" offers an in-depth look at the payment behavior of Sub-Saharan Africans, based on survey results from 11 African nations.
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.
SITE’s work in Kenya's warm milk trade has been an iterative process, relying on numerous types of facilitation to address each challenge as it unfolded, incentivizing a fragmented informal sector without lead firms to collaborate, improve its performance and increase the benefits to its participants. By demonstrating the benefits to regulation and formalization, there has been significant upgrading in the value chain, crowding in of new entrants, and substantial increases in the volumes of milk traded and profitability for the actors.
This initial survey is the first step in a larger study that is being conducted by the George Washington University's Center for International Business Education and Research and its Diaspora Capital Investment Project on the African Diaspora Marketplace and its participants.
Steve McCarthy presented, "Linking Smallholders in Ethiopia and Rwanda to Higher Value Coffee Markets." The seminar was the 31st installment of the Linking Small Firms to Competitiveness Strategies Breakfast Seminar Series sponsored by the USAID Microenterprise Development office.