Inclusive economic growth creates opportunities for all people to engage through their labor and assets to meet market demand.
May 27, 2020
This post shares a new report from Mercy Corp highlighting how government restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 has impacted businesses, supply chain, markets and local economies.
May 21, 2020
Private Sector Engagement (PSE) is a strategic approach to international development through which USAID consults, strategizes, aligns, and collaborates with the private sector for greater scale, sustainability, and effectiveness of development or humanitarian outcomes.
May 20, 2020
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, donors and development agencies will have to combine immediate and long-term responses to support the economic recovery in developing countries.
May 20, 2020
This blog post highlights how the RisiAlbania project, which sponsors youth employment and skills training programs in Albania, has invested in and adapted online learning and collaboration to local contexts in the face of COVID-19.
May 18, 2020
While women are making progress in attracting venture capital and angel funding, they still are vastly underrepresented in the funding league tables.
Jun 02, 2020
This virtual roundtable will explore the impact of COVID-19 in these areas of women’s economic empowerment and will serve as an opportunity for members to share actionable insights from their own work.
May 14, 2020
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth recently collaborated with Mercy Corp's virtual mentoring program, MicroMentor, to deliver an Arabic platform in Jordan and the MENA region.
May 28, 2020
In this webinar, panelists will discuss COVID-19’s impact on the East African dairy industry, share critical actions that must be taken to ensure food security and sustain livelihoods, and introduce the new Dairy Nourishes Africa initiative.
May 07, 2020
How do agricultural households make decisions about the uptake of new practices or inputs alongside savings, credit, and insurance products? MEDA INNOVATE shares learnings on the potential of non-traditional finance to enable agricultural innovation adoption among smallholder farmers.
May 01, 2020
This blog highlights a resource from The Lab at the International Labour Organization provides market systems analysis results and recommendations from the tourism sector in seven countries.
May 07, 2020
This solutions-oriented webinar will explore the broader economic costs of sexual harassment in the world of work.
Apr 30, 2020
This webinar, the second in a series of four, features a private sector expert sharing insights for young entrepreneurs on assessing financial health and using effective risk analysis.
Apr 21, 2020
This webinar features a financial risk management expert discussing her experience working during the 2008 financial crisis and shares lessons learned for young entrepreneurs for working in the context of COVID-19.
Apr 10, 2020
Sylvia Natukunda is feeling the effects of COVID-19. As the founder of Farm Reap, a Kampala, Uganda-based company that produces five flavors of yogurt, she is putting together a game plan on how to keep her business profitable.
Apr 03, 2020
This post introduces a resource from the United Nations Development Program and explores gender inequality and gender social norms.
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
This live-streamed panel discussion will reflect on progress, challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment internally, within food security programs at USAID.