Thoughtful monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes allow for programmatic shifts to increase effectiveness and improve results.
Mar 12, 2020
In this webinar, we will demonstrate how vegetable farmers in Nicaragua met the professional needs of the market and how data can be used to make inclusive business happen.
Feb 20, 2020
The case of Lebanon mirrors what in the MERS handbook is referred to as a crisis stuck in the relief phase. In crisis environments, short term goals focus on stabilizing households and providing basic needs.
Feb 18, 2020
This blog highlights observations and insights from time in Afghanistan and the Road to Jobs project.
This post is part two in a two-part series about market systems resilience (MSR) and highlights three major learnings on good practice for MSR.
This post is part one in a two-part series about market systems resilience (MSR) and highlights new guidance and tools that provide a foundational understanding of how different programs are approaching the topic.
Feb 11, 2020
This post shares thoughts from Dr. Michael Kremer on an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Dr. Kremer directs USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures program and is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Feb 28, 2020
Join FSG and the Collective Impact Forum on February 28th for a free webcast discussion delving into how evaluating system change is different from evaluating programs, and talk about some of the core evaluation principles needed when advancing systems change work.
Feb 10, 2020
This report provides donors and investors, as well as charitable initiatives and organizations, with answers to the two following questions: How can systems change across the world be financed more effectively? How can change be better supported for the benefit of society?
Feb 19, 2020
Join Marketlinks for a webinar on February 19th to learn more about third edition of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). Join to explore practical guidance and tips for mainstreaming MERS at the donor, institutional and practitioner level.
Jan 22, 2020
Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa.
Jan 21, 2020
CIAT supports the development of seed systems uniting actors along the value chain to create sustainable seed systems and spur links with formal seed producers.
Jan 17, 2020
At the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference, five finalists delivered seven-minute pitches sharing new approaches to solve a problem and build resilience. The audience voted and selected one winner. Find out which project was selected to win a hypothetical million dollars.
Jan 15, 2020
Afghanistan has an employment challenge. As one of the youngest countries in the world and with more than 400,000 youth joining a stagnant economy’s labour force each year, the number of youth who are unemployed, under-employed, or vulnerably employed grows by the day.
Jan 22, 2020
Join the USAID HEARTH Team for a webinar to discuss a new effort to co-create cross-sectoral public/private alliances to conserve threatened landscapes and secure the well-being and prosperity of the communities who depend on them.
Jan 09, 2020
This post is excerpted from a Winrock International report, “From Seed to Fork: Triggering Systemic Changes in Myanmar’s Soybean Sector.” Read the full report. The contents are the responsibility of Winrock International, prepared by the Value Chains for Rural Development team, including Nimish...
Jan 08, 2020
A third of the global labour force is not earning enough to lift themselves and their families above the poverty line. Although most development and government programmes focus on creating more jobs, it's clear that we need to focus on their quality as well.
Jan 06, 2020
This month, Marketlinks is focused on seed-related enabling environment and market systems. Share your submissions to be included in our round-up.
This post explores practical challenges and opportunities around Market Systems approaches in humanitarian contexts.
This case explores the CLA approach of the Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES), a five-year program funded by USAID that enhances employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Kenyan youth (aged 18-35) who have not completed secondary education.
Jan 07, 2020
USAID is accepting applications for the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Asia EDGE Ag-Energy Prize! The winners of the Prize will receive $100,000 for the mid-stage category and $75,000 for the youth category in funding in addition to opportunities to engage with investors, mentors, and acceleration services.