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Clean Energy Lending Toolkit

The Clean Energy Lending Toolkit (CELT) describes procedures and shares case studies to help the financial industry determine the profitability and viability of lending to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises, energy companies and project implementers.

The Cartoon Learning Series

Working with EcoVentures International, LEO tested new methods for introducing development project staff to market systems development concepts and practices.

A New Effort to Embed Systems Thinking in USAID (Event Resources)

USAID’s release of Local Systems: A Framework for Supporting Sustained Development reaffirms sustained development as a central USAID goal. The Framework argues that fostering sustained development requires sustained engagement with local systems, which include the constellations of local actors—public and private, national and grassroots, organizations and individuals—whose interactions produce the development outcomes we care about.

New Trends in Value Chain Upgrading: Lessons from Large and Small Countries (Event Resources)

This presentation highlights new findings on global value chain (GVC) upgrading in large and small economies. Drawing on emerging research, Gary Gereffi discusses several factors related to new trends in GVC upgrading, including state policy and a re-emphasis on the domestic market, the regionalization of value chains, and the role of shifting end markets for developing country exporters. He talks about these trends in the context of Brazil and Costa Rica, as seen in three manufacturing industries.

How Mobile Phones Can Improve Access to Services for Persons with Disabilities (Event Resources)

According to the latest "World Report on Disability," published jointly by the UN World Health Organization and the World Bank in 2011, one billion persons around the world live with a disability, of which a large proportion are in developing nations. As human interfaces in finance and commerce are replaced by digital interfaces and new payment systems, ensuring that these systems are accessible and operable by persons with disabilities is critical.