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Food Safety and Nutrition - Feedback from the Field. Technical Learning Note

Food safety is an integral part of growing food businesses, economic development, and public health. Food businesses, government, policy makers, and researchers all have different perspectives on promoters and barriers that affect food safety, and they provide important contributions to ensuring food safety practices occur in low- and middle-income (LMICs). In order to obtain insight on how to develop policies and programs that ensure food safety practices are present in LMICs, we conducted a rapid assessment with selected food safety experts.

Philippines: The Private Sector's Contributions to Family Planning Market Growth

The Philippine family planning market has grown at different rates from 1993 to 2017, with the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women increasing from 24.9 percent to 40.4 percent. The private sector played a significant role in this growth. A SHOPS Plus analysis revealed several economic, sociocultural, policy, and programmatic factors that facilitated the private sector’s contributions to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate.

Tanzania: The Private Sector's Contributions to Family Planning Market Growth

The Tanzanian family planning market experienced significant growth from 1991 to 2016, with modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women increasing from 6.6 to 32.0 percent. The private sector played a large role in this market growth. A SHOPS Plus analysis revealed several macro-environmental, sociocultural, policy, and programmatic factors that facilitated the private sector’s contributions to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate.

Accelerating Private Sector Engagement: Public-Private Engagement

Public stewards in many countries are increasingly interested in working with the private sector to achieve health goals, and there is wide recognition that the sector can improve access to care. This brief shares a range of approaches and experiences in public-private engagement from SHOPS Plus work in Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania. It provides lessons learned and practical tips for donors who want to support future efforts in public-private engagement in health.  

Public-Private Partnerships for Family Planning Commodities

Many governments and donors support the use of public-private partnerships to distribute publicly managed commodities through the private health sector to overcome barriers to access for the full range of family planning methods. This brief draws on country experiences with commodity partnerships for family planning in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. It documents approaches used to place government-managed commodities into the hands of private providers and ultimately the women seeking the method.

Cambodia: The Private Sector's Contributions to Family Planning Market Growth

The Cambodian family planning market experienced significant growth from 2000 to 2014, with the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women increasing from 18.8 to 38.8 percent. The private sector played a large role in this market growth. A SHOPS Plus analysis revealed several economic, sociocultural, policy, and programmatic factors that facilitated the private sector’s contributions to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate.

Public-Private Partnerships for Family Planning Commodities

Many governments and donors support the use of public-private partnerships to distribute publicly managed commodities through the private health sector to overcome barriers to access for the full range of family planning methods. This brief draws on country experiences with commodity partnerships for family planning in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. It documents approaches used to place government-managed commodities into the hands of private providers and ultimately the women seeking the method.

GROOVE Market Facilitation Mentoring Program Overview

Overview of the GROOVE Market Facilitation Mentoring Program, a tested approach to building the capacity of value chain program managers and technical specialists to become effective market facilitators. By adapting and applying the program you will join GROOVE members in growing a cadre of market facilitators worldwide, improving results of value chain programs while engaging and developing your staff through an interactive mentoring approach.

Cómo Utilizar el Enfoque de la Cadena de Valor para Diseñar una Estrategia de Competitividad

Este informe brinda pautas para que las misiones y los profesionales de USAID puedan trabajar con el sector privado con el fin de diseñar programas que extiendan su influencia más allá de las empresas individuales y logren la competitividad en toda la industria. El informe incluye las descripciones de los componentes de una estrategia de competitividad (competitividad en el mercado final, requisitos de mejoras y un plan de sostenibilidad) y los pasos necesarios para desarrollar una estrategia.

Rural and Agricultural Finance for Food Security

This publication is the eighth in a series of primers produced under the Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing Project. It focuses specifically on how agricultural and rural finance tools can enhance food security. Written for U.S. government program designers, the primer is also relevant to practitioners who have identified financial services as a critical gap in their target value chain(s). A helpful table is included that suggests the types of financial services that would be most appropriate in areas of varying economic dynamism and among different types of food insecurity.

HIFIVE Factsheet

HIFIVE improves the availability of financial products/services to sup¬port the expansion of agriculture and other production.

Business Enabling Environment and the Value Chain

Business enabling environment interventions complement the value chain approach in its targeting of specific industries, use of analytical tools and development of industry constituencies. In addition, the value chain framework is a useful construct for selecting and prioritizing reforms.