Market actors respond to the opportunities and constraints shaped by rules and norms at the global, national, or local levels.
May 16, 2019
This post highlights a resource from USAID/Bangladesh about the Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project that used a market systems approach and forged partnerships with over 40 influential private sector firms.
May 14, 2019
Most developing countries need more 'fiscal space' to finance the investments required to develop and become self-reliant. In this blog post, USAID's Steve Rozner argues that when it comes to creating fiscal space, it's the size of the pie, not the slice that matters.
May 03, 2019
This post is part two of the Market Systems Insights for DRG - Market Segmentation blog that Marketlinks reposted by David Jacobstein. This blog was first published by the USAID Learning Lab. This is the second blog post on what Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) can learn from market...
Applied political economy analysis can offer insights leading to recommendations about how to influence key decision-makers, thereby facilitating the change necessary to foster a more conducive enabling environment for market systems to thrive.
Apr 17, 2019
Member organizations of The SEEP Network are invited to shape the learning agenda for the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference ! This year, members have two opportunities to provide thought leadership on critical issues relevant to the Conference theme and technical tracks: 1. Through member-hosted Peer...
Apr 15, 2019
On April 19th, USAID will host its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D). This Forum will explore how inclusive digital financial services and infrastructure can accelerate developing countries on their journey to self-reliance.
Strenghtening grain contracts in Mali has the potential to open up farmers' access to products and services they need to operate and grow their businesses, achieving key agriculture development results in the process.
Mar 29, 2019
USAID/Honduras recently awarded a five-year (2018-2023) activity – Transforming Market Systems (TMS) to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate.
To gear up for the 2019 Market Systems Symposium, let’s take a closer look at recent research exploring the relationship between measuring business and enabling environment change in market system development.
Mar 26, 2019
Learning from an initiative to help private maternity homes in Ghana survive the departure of the primary midwife-owner.
Mar 05, 2019
USAID is accepting submissions to the annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition until Friday, April 12.
Dec 04, 2018
This report, published by The SEEP Network , provides lessons learned from The International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance (ICRIF). The conference was hosted by the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR) and aimed to give conference participants an opportunity...
Nov 29, 2018
This study examines several observed risks that merit attention from stakeholders who are creating and supporting Savings Groups. The findings serve as an initial evidence base on which to monitor, investigate, and address the risks faced by these groups.
Nov 08, 2018
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are in a position to foster collaboration among stakeholders, influence agenda-setting, and hold local governments accountable. CSOs must therefore have tools and skills that are appropriate for influencing government policies and budgets.
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 22, 2018
In this post, read about how Feed the Future's Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Prize selected Reel Fruit to receive acceleration services. ReelFruit is dried fruit and nuts packaging and distribution business in Nigeria.
As we prioritize making market systems more competitive, resilient, and inclusive for smallholder farmers and other market actors, we must connect our support for these actors with support for the all-encompassing yet elusive enabling environment around them.
Sep 05, 2018
At ACDI/VOCA's Amplifying our Impact event at USAID, ACDI/VOCA highlighted several projects pivoting to a market systems approach across a variety of different geographies and contexts.