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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.

CGAP Smallholder Families Data Hub

Check out this resource from The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of organizations seeking to advance financial inclusion. These interactive dashboards provide easy access to data drawn from six countries.

Adolescent Girls Economic Vulnerability Tool Indicator Guide

The alarming gender and age disparity in the rate of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa has driven the development of new initiatives to address the needs of young women. One of these initiatives is DREAMS, a $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. DREAMS targets girls and young women aged 10-24 in addition to male sex partners.

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.

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.

Mentoring and Belonging

"Mentoring and Belonging" was presented under the Gender track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Abigail Kaindu and Catherine Boyce from Camfed share how mentoring and coaching enhances young people’s economic participation.

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.

A Guide for Value Chain Analysis and Upgrading

ILO Value Chain Analysis and Usage Guide This guide gives examples and explanations for value chain concepts, as well as five modules that outline a project approach in a more practical way.

Using Value Chain Approaches in Agribusiness and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

This guide by JE Austin for the World Bank presents a range of concepts and tools with good, detailed case studies and examples to illustrate methodologies. It is a good source of definitions and distinctions between various concepts such as supply chain, value chain, and cluster, and includes a literature review (which mentions some AMAP publications).