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ASPIRES Evidence Briefs Series: Business Skills and Entrepreneurship Training and HIV Outcomes

Economic factors are linked to HIV risk behaviors, as well as outcomes, at every stage of the HIV care and treatment cascade. The ASPIRES project conducted an extensive review of the literature on these linkages to produce an evidence brief series highlighting how different household economic strengthening (HES) interventions may affect HIV prevention, testing, links to care, retention in care, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence.

Lessons on Promoting Systemic Change in Shallow Markets

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.

Promoting Systemic Change in Shallow Markets

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.

Report: Microenterprise and Pathways out of Poverty

As MFIs have become largely self-sustaining with capital from deposits from clients, impact investors, and capital markets, USAID has shifted the type of activities it funds to address other constraints to greater financial inclusion and economic opportunity for the poor and very poor.

State of the Small and Growing Business Sector Report

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) published its annual State of the Small and Growing Business Sector report. This is the first year that the report is fully digital and interactive, where you can filter data by region, support type, and more.

Resilience Evidence Forum Report

USAID organized the Resilience Evidence Forum in October 2017 to take stock of the latest evidence on resilience and its implications for policy and programming.