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Marketlinks hosted a webinar on February 19th, 2020 to learn more about the third edition of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). This webinar explored practical guidance and tips for mainstreaming MERS at the donor, institutional and practitioner level.
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.
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.
Exploring key drivers needed to spark and sustain organizational change, such as change champions and formal mechanisms for encouraging staff to take a facilitative approach, as well as intangible aspects of a culture of learning and innovating.
Saving is hard for most people, rich or poor, educated or not. Setting aside even small sums of money on a regular basis requires a conscious trade-off between buying something now in favor of achieving long-term goals, and even the most prosperous struggle to translate this intention into sustained savings. Saving may be especially difficult for poor individuals, as daily needs and family obligations may distract attention from meeting savings goals.
Nick Ramsing of MEDA discusses the analysis and diagnosis of the market problem, the strategic objective, and the iterative process to design, prototype, test, and implement market-driven solutions to link smallholder farmers to higher-value markets.
Three leading practitioners and thought leaders highlight lessons learned from innovative practices and research that support ultra-poor households in transitioning from meeting basic needs towards economic self-reliance.
Curtis Hundley of DAI shares practical activities that can sustainably ignite private sector development where inter-firm trust is missing, business relationships are fragile, and commercial excess and market linkages are minimal.
Financial access can be critical to reducing hunger and poverty in three ways. First, financial access for agricultural value chain development is needed throughout the value chain to achieve broad-based economic growth for low-income households. Second, diversification out of agriculture is a hallmark of economic growth, but rural entrepreneurs require financial access in order to invest in non-farm enterprises.