Approaches to economic growth should start with analysis, consider public and private contributions, and leverage possibilities across all sectors.
Jul 20, 2018
Some have found Africa’s participation in world trade to be low. However, a relatively well-developed literature argues that Africa’s trade has been in line with predicted trends and that the continent’s participation in international trade reflects its level of economic activity.
Jul 18, 2018
Strategic local planning and investment to facilitate housing, personal, and professional risk-taking, new market opportunities, and an entirely new vision of how housing could be delivered using the momentum of private initiative.
Jul 17, 2018
The Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, developed a strategy to boost agricultural growth in Tanzania’s staple crops by helping individuals form producer organizations.
Jul 12, 2018
Women face layers of regulatory, social, and cultural inequalities in accessing employment opportunities globally. Regulations and policies restricting women’s labor force participation also have significant macroeconomic implications.
Jul 11, 2018
Growing anti-globalization sentiments and moves toward protectionism threaten to undermine the substantial benefits of global trade — particularly for food systems and nutrition — while doing nothing to address the problems associated with it.
Jul 11, 2018
Food safety remains essential to everyone, and blockchain alleviates some of the dangers to the food safety supply chain.
Jun 22, 2018
New results from pilot projects in the Mali and Burkina Faso cotton sectors show how index insurance can accelerate and protect growth for small-scale farmers, promoting long-term resilience both for their families and their local economies.
Jun 14, 2018
The specialty coffee trend highlights not only the U.S. consumers’ increased preference for higher quality coffee but also an interest in coffee farmers, as achieving higher quality starts with the producer. More than ever, consumers want to know their coffee’s bean-to-cup story.
Jun 12, 2018
ACDI/VOCA is seeking to engage a consulting firm (Contractor) to carry out a Post Monetization Assessment in Ethiopia.
Jun 04, 2018
The World Bank published a working paper discussing how current levels of investment in agricultural value chains are insufficient to achieve key development goals.