Inclusive economic growth creates opportunities for all people to engage through their labor and assets to meet market demand.
This post provides details about a funding opportunity from the USAID-supported Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program.
The new USAID-funded YouthLead.org platform is a new collaboration marketplace where young changemakers aged 15-35 can forge connections with a growing community of peers and partners.
As program strategies align towards inclusive, competitive market transformations, how can we support women’s participation, performance, and benefits as agri-entrepreneurs and agricultural wage workers?
Oct 26, 2018
Policymakers throughout the world are emphasizing farmer cooperatives as a strategy to include smallholders in agricultural value chains and to enhance their incomes.
Oct 22, 2018
Read about the winners from the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Award.
Oct 11, 2018
An introduction and methods brief that provides guidance for practitioners interested in assessing the value for money of acceleration programs.
Oct 09, 2018
Reflecting on emerging themes from the 2018 Making Cents International Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, here are four steps to promote new economic opportunities for girls.
For poor women around the world, their two hands are often their most important ticket out of poverty. If they can find paid wage work in the same way that men do, it not only improves their own physical welfare, but also contributes to greater GDP growth.
Oct 02, 2018
Sat4Farming uses a digital farm development plan to provide cocoa farmers with detailed information on their farms, such as a profit and loss statement, and helps guide their investment decisions.
Sep 27, 2018
Women co-run businesses are outperforming their male-only counterparts, but not enough investors are betting on them. Here’s what we can do to support representative entrepreneurial ecosystems and how an India-based investor is pointing the way.
As MFIs have become largely self-sustaining with capital from deposits from clients, impact investors, and capital markets, USAID has shifted the type of activities it funds to address other constraints to greater financial inclusion and economic opportunity for the poor and very poor.
Aug 22, 2018
This research, published by the Youth Forward Learning Partnership, explores the aspirations of young people in rural and urban Ghana.
Aug 22, 2018
An innovative approach to developing a sustainable seed system in cassava that simulataneously incentivizes all the stakeholders across the value chain is being implemented in Nigeria.
Aug 10, 2018
This post originally appeared on Agrilinks and was authored by Kusi Hornberger. The Council on Smallholder Agriculture Finance (CSAF) is a pre-competitive alliance of 12 financial institutions that seek to expand the market and develop industry standards for lending to small and medium enterprises...
Aug 06, 2018
While women make up a large part of Bangladesh’s agricultural workforce, they are rarely at the forefront of commercial agriculture. Engaging women in more diverse agricultural activities could change this.