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Tracking the First- and Second-Order Impacts of COVID-19

In March 2021, the USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (USAID/PPL) COVID Analytics Team prepared "Tracking the First- and Second-Order Impacts of COVID-19," a concise landscape analysis examining the pandemic's impacts across USAID sectors and regions after one year.  The analysis explores six broad areas -- the health crisis, macroeconomic and mobility shocks, household-level impacts, shifts in democratic governance and civic engagement, national security, and climate change -- and leverages the best available data from USAID and external institutions to unders

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.

What do Youth Savers Want?

Save the Children has partnered with a local bank in all four countries – Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Nepal – to co-create savings accounts for these low-income teens.

Value Chain Tools for Market-Integrated Relief: Haiti’s Construction Sector

This study is part of a series of guided case studies aimed at exploring whether and under what conditions the application of a value chain approach can help accelerate economic growth in conflict-affected environments. It documents the use of the value chain approach to shift the design of an infrastructure program from direct implementation to longer-term, sector development. The study focuses on the USAID-funded, CHF-implemented KATA project, which aims to advance stability in Haiti’s most conflict-prone cities by stimulating employment and supporting sustainable livelihoods.

HIFIVE Factsheet

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

PRODEL Factsheet

PRODEL improves livelihoods by supporting the expansion of private enterprises that have the potential to generate income.