Approaches to economic growth should start with analysis, consider public and private contributions, and leverage possibilities across all sectors.
Mar 26, 2020
The USAID BIZ+ program in Sri Lanka helped small and medium-sized businesses sustainably and effectively accelerate and grow. This work created over 8,000 jobs and leveraged over $22 million in private sector investment. This post highlights the program and the new Enterprise Development Report.
Mar 11, 2020
Blended finance has demonstrated the ability to mobilize additional financing for gender-focused projects and companies that advantage women and narrow the gender gap, with a quarter of all blended transactions demonstrating alignment with SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to date.
Mar 10, 2020
Access to finance is a major pain point in market systems development, but how can we go beyond traditional financing methods to better reach agricultural businesses?
Mar 04, 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.
Feb 27, 2020
This post highlights how officials are stimulating economic reform in Jordan by improving the legal rights of borrowers and lenders, implementing digital financial services and access to credit.
Feb 25, 2020
Listen to a new podcast from Cardno International Development, Dalberg Advisors, and EcoVentures International as they discuss private sector engagement and share current market systems development trends.
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.
This learning brief explores how improved male engagement can further strengthen Savings Groups as a platform for financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment.
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.