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The new "NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers" report brings together key results, insights, and lessons from the case studies, pilots, and cross-cutting research conducted by MEDA and its partners from 2017-2020.
This report provides donors and investors, as well as charitable initiatives and organizations, with answers to the two following questions: How can systems change across the world be financed more effectively? How can change be better supported for the benefit of society?
The aim of this project was to support firms in profitably breaking into the smallholder seeds markets in Mozambique through the development of their own CBSP sales and distribution systems, and to support them in selling seed to at least 12,000 smallholder farmers.
The work by USAID/Burma’s Value Chains for Rural Development project (VCRD, or “the project”) in Myanmar’s soybean value chain is a story of the nationwide revival of soybeans, a key domestic food security crop.
On April 19th, USAID will host its first-ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D). This Forum will explore how inclusive digital financial services and infrastructure can accelerate developing countries on their journey to self-reliance.
This paper explores how systemic change happens in shallow markets and the implications for market systems development practitioners. It is based on the experience and lessons learned by the Market Development Facility in Fiji, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.
This post highlights a recent publication from the Market Development Facility, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, that explores the characteristics and implications of shallow markets and provides context to better understand systemic change.
A new report from the ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers.
This synthesis paper reviews 20 years of our research and focuses on the increasing socioeconomic differentiation in selected pastoralist areas, and the implications in terms of pathways to resilience.
Gender-sensitive reform of the complex conditions that govern business activities can positively impact women’s economic empowerment, support the fight against poverty and contribute to business and macroeconomic performance.
This report analyzes 20 enterprises serving the BOP across multiple sectors to determine which characteristics help them to be more successful, assessing factors such as asset intensity, push vs pull products, and the types of income segments served.
CGAP conducted a survey of smallholder households in Bangladesh in 2016, which explored the agricultural and nonagricultural activities, financial practices and interests, and challenges and aspirations of smallholder families.
Microinsurance solutions for climate change, focusing on pioneering ideas in the way microinsurance is being designed and offered and highlighting key lessons learned from a range of different programs and initiatives.