Approaches to economic growth should start with analysis, consider public and private contributions, and leverage possibilities across all sectors.
This report analyzes recent experiences with renewable energy reverse auctions in El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru. The analysis focuses on the regulatory environment, characteristics, and results of the auctions, and financing of winning bids.
This post introduces USAID's Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Suppliers Forum, held in 2018, which engaged US firms interested in beginning or expanding business in developing markets.
Nov 13, 2019
This brief discusses methods for reducing risk associated with abuse or misuse of savings by adults, the potential for deterioration of savings, and the particular vulnerabilities faced by female savers.
Nov 13, 2019
This brief outlines an approach for estimating the financial costs of cash transfer programs. It discusses the ways in which various targeting approaches and design parameters can affect the financial costs of a program.
Nov 14, 2019
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This seminar will introduce this approach, and representatives from Nigeria and Viet Nam will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs they encounter in enabling food system actors in their countries.
Nov 18, 2019 to Nov 22, 2019
The Agribusiness and Enterprise Development course hosted by FDC-K covers economic concepts and tools related to understanding agriculture as a business.
Nov 07, 2019
Power Africa teamed up with USAID INVEST to increase access to solar home systems and mini-grids across Kenya. Through Azuri Technology's pay-as-you-go-model, they are projected to provide 390,000 new connections and 6,000 upgraded connections across the country.
Nov 05, 2019
This brief focuses on the potential benefits of institutional savings, or savings services available through formal financial institutions, such as banks, credit unions, and other entities legally registered as financial service providers.
Nov 04, 2019
USAID Madagascar requested technical assistance from USAID/Washington through the CEADIR activity for training and technical assistance on climate adaptation, opportunities for improving local governance, and expanding private sector engagement and financing.
Nov 04, 2019
The ILO Toolkit is a practical resource for organisations and projects to support small and medium enterprises (SME) decide what aspects of SME performance (productivity, working conditions, etc.) to measure, as well as how to measure them.
Drawing on a new ILO database, this report provides an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the global contribution of self-employment and micro- and small enterprises to employment – both in the formal and the informal economy.
This literature review summarizes the greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental, and social and cultural impacts of hydropower that should be considered in planning, construction, and operation of hydropower dams.
Oct 31, 2019
This report examines rural road construction, improvement, and use in developing countries and impacts on forests, GHG emissions, and economic growth. It includes a framework for assessing deforestation and forest degradation impacts based on project attributes.
Oct 28, 2019
The USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience activity designed and implemented a regional activity to accelerate clean energy private sector investment in the target countries of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
A partnership with USAID, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, and the Visa Foundation aims to address barriers that women entrepreneurs face by building supportive entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets.
Based on the regional recommendations from the March workshop and on additional discussions, CEADIR developed country-specific recommendations for improving communication and collaboration to scale up private investment in climate-smart agriculture and forestry.
KATA Solar is one of a dozen Ghanaian companies offering rooftop solar. Sales of solar products in West Africa’s off-grid energy access market jumped by nearly one-third in the first half of 2017.
This post explores how USAID is mobilizing institutional investors to develop Africa's infrastructure through an initiative called MiDA, which connects American investors to the local partners.
Oct 18, 2019
This post introduces a paper from the International Labour Organization highligthing a framework for assessing the efficacy of business models. The paper extracts five key lessons for implementers to improve the way they engage with the private sector in building win-win models.