Resource Library

The Resource Library serves as a broad resource hub, including over 1000 documents, training materials, wikis, and curated reports to increase readers' awareness, understanding, and proficiency of several topics in market systems development. Users have access to proposals, evaluation materials, and USAID policy updates, as well as training modules and wikis to boost skills and knowledge.

These resources are bolstered by the inclusion of curated USAID reports published on the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) which serves as a repository of reports from completed or ongoing USAID development projects around the globe. The full USAID Development Clearinghouse website can be accessed here.

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Laos Microenterprise Evaluation: Final Report

USAID contracted Social Impact (SI) to conduct a midterm performance evaluation of the Activity to promote greater efficacy and targeted use of remaining resources to aid the Activity in meeting its targeted outcomes.

Private Sector Engagement in Democratic Processes: An Evidence Gap Assessment

Development practitioners face complex processes in advancing democracy and governance while combating corruption. Private sector engagement (PSE) in activities, interventions, and programming that promotes democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) is rooted in balancing the resources that private sector actors offer to development projects.

Private Equity Market Development in Georgia

In order to assess the stage of private equity market development in Georgia, the evaluators conducted desk-based research on the corporate sector, surveyed Georgian small and medium-size enterprises (SME) and interviewed most of the local private equity provider companies, including Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and relevant government organizations.

Final Performance Evaluation of Three Global Development Alliances (GDA) in Alternative Development in Peru

The objective of this study was  to evaluate the performance and results of Peru Coffee Alliance, Peru Cacao Alliance, and CR3CE Alliance, with emphasis on the capacity of each intervention to involve the private sector in achieving their objectives. The evaluation revealed that the Alliances’ intervention has allowed the private sector to become more involved in promoting legal activities.

Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II Activity: Final Evaluation Report

This report presents the findings from the final evaluation of the Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II activity (Harvest II). The approach taken by Harvest II represented a shift in emphasis from previous USAID-funded activities that offered support to agricultural production, moving intentionally towards a demand-driven, market systems development approach. 

Climate Change, Economic Production, Inequality, and Poverty

This working paper has taken a logical approach to estimating the future effect of climate change on poverty over longer time horizons than had previously been studied. To do so, the study used scenarios, model relationships, and models already in existence, relying on average temperature change to estimate the impact of climate on the economy and inequality.

Lebanon Enterprise Development (LED): Final Performance Evaluation

The Lebanon Enterprise Development (LED) was a five-year, $24-million United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Activity aimed at increasing employment opportunities in Lebanon by adopting a Buyer-Led Approach (BLA) with local firms to enable them to increase their sales and create jobs. This evaluation assesses the extent to which LED was able to meet its intended objectives and ensure the sustainability of its interventions.

USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub: Final Report

During 2022 the USAID TradeHub continued to work with its partners to boost trade and investment and to improve the general trade environment in the nine Southern African countries where it operates: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.

Women's Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: A Review of the Literature

The purpose of this literature review on women’s entrepreneurship is to inform the design of an activity to support women’s economic empowerment in Pakistan. It presents the existing research regarding the major political economy issues facing women-led businesses, and provides an overview of the relevant socio-cultural, ethnic, and regional influences. It further introduces the major public and private stakeholder organizations involved in this sector.

Vietnam: Disability Private Sector Landscape Analysis (PSLA)

USAID/Vietnam contracted USAID Learns to conduct a Private Sector Landscape Analysis (PSLA) to improve the effectiveness and synergy of private sector engagement (PSE) strategies among Inclusion IPs. The findings and conclusions provide insight on why and how the private sector may be interested in collaborating with USAID/Vietnam, its IPs, and other relevant stakeholders in the disability ecosystem.

Private Sector Mapping in USAID/Colombia Prioritized Municipalities: Final Report

USAID is interested in analyzing private investments in the areas prioritized by its strategy. These areas are primarily municipalities where the Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial (Territorial Focused Development Plans) (PDETs) are implemented, as well as other municipalities prioritized by the USAID Mission. This study identifies private sector actors, their opportunities, and their challenges, along with anchor projects in these areas.

Final Evaluation of the Regional Trade Facilitation and Border Management Activity

The Regional Trade Facilitation and Border Management (RTFB) Activity is a five-year activity (2018 - 2023) that seeks to improve regional trade efficiency in the Northern Central American (NCA) countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. By enhancing regional integration and improving trade facilitation, the Activity seeks to increase cross-border trade and thus contribute to broad-based economic growth in the region.