Thoughtful monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes allow for programmatic shifts to increase effectiveness and improve results.
Apr 28, 2020
USAID's Private Sector Engagement Team and Deloitte hosted an interactive session on April 28, 2020, exploring the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks.
Mar 26, 2020
Marketlinks and USAID INVEST hosted a webinar on March 26, 2020, sharing more about blended finance and how USAID is pioneering its use to meet development goals and support private sector investment.
Feb 19, 2020
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.
Nov 20, 2019
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Marketlinks hosted a seminar on November 20th, 2019 to discuss how some USAID activities are shifting mindsets around co-creating with the private sector, tailoring operational mechanisms, and leveraging partnerships to create change for vulnerable populations.
Sep 05, 2019
Marketlinks and Mercy Corps hosted a webinar on September 5th to present on the ongoing research from USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance-funded research on findings for returns and recovery in South Sudan.
Aug 08, 2019
Marketlinkshosted a webinar on Thursday, August 8th featuring the authors of a new guidance document, Setting, Pricing, and Administering Performance Metrics in Pay-for-Results Programming. Presenters discussed the Pay-for-Results model and outlined 6 essential steps for project design.
May 14, 2019
Join Marketlinks on Tuesday, May 14th at 9 am EDT for a webinar to hear about the latest global evidence and USAID/Vietnam's SME activity plans, and get ideas for how to design or refresh your SME theory of change .
Apr 30, 2019
Financing for capital investment is critical to accomplishing development objectives – whether in health, agriculture, WASH, etc. On April 30th Marketlinks hosted a webinar to share about the Investment Mobilization Platforms being rolled out in Kenya and Haiti.
Nov 28, 2017
The crisis in Syria is the largest humanitarian emergency of our time, with 13.5 million people affected inside Syria and over five million refugees in neighboring countries. Yet even among such challenging circumstances, humanitarian agencies work to support livelihoods alongside saving lives and...
Sep 06, 2017
This webinar discussed the practical adaptations in operational and technical approaches implemented in USAID's Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) activity in Bangladesh to support the application of market systems facilitation. Speakers highlighted key adaptations in technical strategies, monitoring...
Mar 21, 2017 to Mar 24, 2017
The U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Food Security (USAID BFS) has collaborated with leaders and practitioners across the development landscape to share knowledge, good practices and lessons learned in market systems, trade, finance and resilience.
Feb 09, 2017
Digital payments have supported development objectives across the board, while delivering lasting benefits, such as expanding financial inclusion and contributing to the growth of economic infrastructure. But what do these benefits look like in the field? What are the challenges, and what are the...
Nov 09, 2016
The market systems development community has long grappled with how to best capture evidence of systemic change, which is why our next webinar aims to shed light on how to better understand some of the indications of systemic change. Watch and learn as our experts present and share the findings...
Oct 27, 2016
In this Microlinks seminar, experts explored how the Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project has successfully utilized an adaptive management approach to meet ambitious project goals while operating in an environment of political instability, low trust, limited capabilities and...
Jun 21, 2016
The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a fantastic data collection tool, but wh at happens after you’ve learned about the findings from the report? How can you turn that knowledge i nto action? This webinar discussed two resources that can help you apply WEAI findings i n your...
Jun 25, 2015
Value chain analysis has long been a fixture in economic development programming, but, in more recent years, market assessment tools have been adapted to the post-emergency context. Today, market analyses are a standard part of humanitarian response to sudden-onset crises, but they can also be of...
May 19, 2015
Donors and governments around the world looking to boost inclusive growth have focused on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for their employment and innovation potential. In the past, few have evaluated their SME programs rigorously, resulting in a shallow empirical basis for understanding what...
Mar 24, 2015
Fueled by increasing uncertainty about the future as well as the need to protect development investments in the face of recurring crises, resilience has recently garnered much interest in the development community. Though many practitioners and donors are now struggling to operationalize and...
Feb 19, 2015
Global employment is a challenge that is daunting both in its scale and its complexity. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, formal job creation is low and official youth unemployment is high, yet the labor force grows by roughly 8 million people every year. Given these conditions, development...
Jan 29, 2015
Contextual changes characterized by the globalization of agricultural value chains not only influence patterns of production, competition, and trade; they also offer potential for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to achieve development objectives. These PPPs often result in economic growth...
Jun 10, 2014
Richard Kohl is a scaling expert currently assisting USAID Bureaus and Missions in thinking about how to scale technologies and innovations within the context of Feed the Future. Dr. Kohl is roughly half-way through a dozen planned country visits to Missions with Feed the Future investments to...
Mar 27, 2014
Please watch Elizabeth Dunn, research economist and President of Impact LLC, as she discussed smallholders and inclusive growth in agricultural market systems. Inclusive growth has strong appeal in agriculture, where smallholder-led development strategies can lead to structural transformation that...
Feb 28, 2014
Please join John Magnay, head of Agricultural Finance, and Simona Haiduc, Vice President of International Business Development, for the Latest Impact Findings on Financing Africa’s Smallholder Farmers , a discussion on Opportunity International's rural finance model, impact assessment results and...
Aug 01, 2013
Eric Derks, with Tetra Tech, was the former Chief of Party of the USAID/Uganda Livelihoods and Enterprises for Agricultural Development (LEAD) project and is the current Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity. On USAID LEAD, Derks managed the transition...
May 21, 2013
As part of its twin goals of promoting new payment systems and supporting inclusive development for persons with disabilities (PWD), USAID is working to identify and mitigate the implicit and explicit barriers to entry to economic enterprise, including those related to PWD.
Apr 25, 2013
Markets are not static, but in constant flux. Changes in markets are not predictable and often surprising, even after thorough market analysis and strategic planning. Interventions turn out results that were either unforeseen or unanticipated. This type of change creates specific challenges for...