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A Pragmatic Approach to Assessing System Change

These papers outline a process that programs can use to assess system changes regularly and practically. The 'Overview' summarises the approach and 'How to put it into practice' provides more detailed implementation guidance, worked examples, and useful tips.

Market Systems Resilience Measurement Resources

Market Systems Resilience: A Framework for Measurement This USAID Framework document focuses on resilience at the systems level. It looks at markets as complex adaptive systems in order to better understand how market systems respond to shocks and stresses. It then explores the characteristics of market systems resilience and proposes a theory of change for how to strengthen market system resilience capacities. Included in this resource is a tool for assessing market system resilience.

Leveraging Reconstruction: Opportunities for Creating Good Jobs

Given the increasing incidence of disasters around the world, the recovery process must be leveraged for longer-term development gains. Two years after an earthquake displaced nearly 2.8 million people and shocked Nepal’s economy, the country still has a long way to go in its reconstruction process. At the same time, the country faces an endless loop of out-migration for low-paying and often exploitative work, with little meaningful development in communities of origin.

Review of Vulnerability Assessment Methods for Reintegration and Prevention of Child Separation

This report was prepared to inform planning in the USAID-funded ASPIRES project. It includes a review of some of the existing tools used to assess vulnerability to either separation or negative child well-being outcomes with attention to economic security for the purposes of targeting households for program participation and matching them to appropriate interventions. ASPIRES is sharing this report as an information resource with the wider interested community given its relevance to other actors working in this area.

Investing in Resilient Markets through Private Sector Partnerships After-Event Resources

Natural disasters affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe every year. With each new disaster, development gains are threatened as infrastructure is destroyed and economic opportunities and livelihoods are interrupted or lost, leading to increased poverty. Building resilience and reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone areas are critical—and engaging the local private sector is an integral component of effective, sustainable action.

Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)

The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) provides guidance to donors and implementers of agricultural market development programs on how to translate into practice the evidence and insights gained from the WEAI survey results. This is the second edition of this guide. It has been updated to include more examples of how to implement the interventions, gender analysis questions, social and behavior change communication techniques, and more.

Mobile Money Training Flipcharts for Farmers

Written in Bangla, these Training Flipcharts provide an overview of the benefits and advantages of using mobile money. They were developed by USAID's AIN project to train farmers in the Khulna region. The technical content has been field-tested and was written for rural farmers who may not grasp complex terminology. For example, the text is brief and large to help trainees better remember the training content. The flipcharts also include diagrams that illustrate how to navigate bKash on mobile phones.

Market Facilitation Peer-Learning Event Materials

In close collaboration with USAID's Bureau for Food Security, the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project organizes Market Facilitation Peer-Learning Events aimed at sharing learning and experiences among Implementation Partners (IPs).

State of the SGB Sector: Impact Report 2013

This report highlights the state of the SGB sector and also ANDE's vision for our future. You may notice differences from previous years' publications. This year, the Aspen Institute has designed a report that the organization hopes will be a reference for organizations who already are involved in the sector. Rather than making the case for SGBs, this report focuses on the progress and challenges that we have seen over the past five years. The report draws on data provided by ANDE members and others over the past year to understand sector trends.

Overcoming Barriers to Scale to Reach the Poor (Event Resources)

Buoyed by the success of Safaricom’s M-PESA mobile money service in Kenya, the sister company, Vodacom Tanzania, launched its own service in 2008. Its initial performance was disappointing: the service had only signed up 280,000 users 14 months after launch; whereas the Kenya service had 2.7 million in the same amount of time. Fast forward to 2013: there are now over nine million active users, and transaction volumes are well over US$4 billion per year. Furthermore, mobile money penetration of the mobile subscriber base is now higher in Tanzania than it is in Kenya.

Market Systems Innovations – From the Field

DFID has been one of the leading agencies in Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), a market systems approach that works with the private sector to catalyze changes in markets that benefit the poor. DFID’s flagship M4P project in Kenya is the Market Assistance Programme (MAP), managed by Mike Field, a recognized leader in value chain and M4P approaches. Field and his team are exploring innovative, scalable solutions in cross-cutting systems and specific value chains.