Market participation requires a range of financial solutions and investments to meet the needs of individuals, households, and firms as well as to meet national and sub-national financing requirements for infrastructure, which enable market-led development. Catalyzing private financing requires an ecosystem approach that includes the financial sector infrastructure itself.
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 28, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019
This training will provide insurance practitioners with the tools, knowledge and confidence to improve the claims management functions for their inclusive insurance programs, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client value.
Nov 09, 2019
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.
Nov 20, 2019
In this session, presenters from AWEF, Opportunity International and the UN Capital Development Fund will discuss different strategies they have used to design and deliver financial services tailored to the female market segment.
Nov 08, 2019
Driving interoperable payments in Latin America through the mobile platform BICOO to address key barriers facing the unbanked.
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 06, 2019
This report introduces INVEST, a mechanism that uses USAID funding to mobilize private capital for development and overcomes barriers to private sector engagement. INVEST works to build the capability of new and underutilized firms (new partners) by awarding and managing subcontracts.