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.
Jul 29, 2020
The Innovation Challenge from SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups is going virtual and we’re offering this interactive experience at no cost.
Jun 29, 2020
The shared-value approach makes a strong case for private-sector engagement in the international development arena.
Jun 17, 2020
How can programs encourage and enable local commercial banks to lend to companies supplying solar home systems for off-grid customers? This post is part two in a three-part series, and addresses solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and industrial users and providers.
Jun 12, 2020
In many developing countries, the companies that build, supply, and sell clean energy solutions have difficulty obtaining bank loans or other financing to expand their businesses or reach new markets. This blog shares how Power Africa is working with the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity to support off-grid energy companies in Rwanda.
Jun 05, 2020
This post shares a blog from the USAID Global Development Lab that highlights key considerations and resources for applying a gender lens to digital development and COVID-19 responses.
Jun 18, 2020
On June 18th, 2020, Marketlinks hosted a webinar discussing the challenges USAID and its partners are facing during COVID-19. The pandemic is disrupting financial systems that were expanding the variety of products offered to businesses globally. Can certain interventions help them stay afloat?
May 22, 2020
This blog was originally posted on the Washington Business Dynamics blog by Mary Jane Maxwell and highlights the U.S. Development Finance Corporation's work on women's economic empowerment. U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank – with enhanced financial muscle...
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 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.
USAID's Somalia Growth, Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods project is responding to COVID-19 by employing a strategy across its value chains to mitigate the impact of distruped supply chains and damage to the private sector.
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.
Apr 29, 2020
As donors seek to respond to the increasing development needs while addressing the current private sector context, here are five key areas for consideration in light of COVID-19.
Apr 27, 2020
This blog post highlights a resource from the SEEP Network that presents lessons learned on how to design & implement interventions that can pave the way for women’s digital financial empowerment across the MENA region and more widely.
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
CGAP CEO Greta Bull and Timothy Ogden highlight how the millions who rely on inclusive finance to borrow, save and spend money are counting on the microfinance sector.
Apr 28, 2020
USAID's Private Sector Engagement Team and Deloitte hosted an interactive session on April 28, 2020, exploring the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks.