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.
Mar 24, 2020
USAID provides a series of knowledge products to help global mission staff better integrate agricultural finance into mission activity within the context of the U.S. Government's Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).
Mar 23, 2020
Cambodia has experienced high rates of economic growth and poverty reduction but has struggled to translate the benefits of growth and poverty reduction into equitable access to water and electricity throughout the country.
This blog post summarizes the Cracking the Nut conference held in October 2019 and presents the downloadable conference report.
Mar 17, 2020
OECD Development Matters explains how the Blended Finance Principles provide best practices to push private capital into SDG-aligned projects, programs, and markets.
Mar 26, 2020
Join Marketlinks and USAID INVEST for a webinar sharing more about blended finance and how USAID is pioneering its use to meet development goals and support private sector investment.
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
Access to finance is a major pain point in market systems development, but how can we go beyond traditional financing methods to better reach agricultural businesses?
Mar 05, 2020
Blended finance is the strategic use of development funds, such as those from government aid and philanthropic sources, to mobilize private capital for social and environment results, such as improving infrastructure, education, agriculture, healthcare, and more.
Mar 17, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
On Mar 17, join MEDA INNOVATE in Ottawa, Canada for #NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers, a learning event for practitioners to explore opportunities in non-traditional finance to design/deliver sustainable and scalable agricultural innovations for smallholder farmers.
The case of Lebanon mirrors what in the MERS handbook is referred to as a crisis stuck in the relief phase. In crisis environments, short term goals focus on stabilizing households and providing basic needs.
This learning brief explores how improved male engagement can further strengthen Savings Groups as a platform for financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment.
Feb 11, 2020
This post is part two in a two-part series about market systems resilience (MSR) and highlights three major learnings on good practice for MSR.
Feb 11, 2020
This post shares thoughts from Dr. Michael Kremer on an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Dr. Kremer directs USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures program and is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Feb 10, 2020
This report provides donors and investors, as well as charitable initiatives and organizations, with answers to the two following questions: How can systems change across the world be financed more effectively? How can change be better supported for the benefit of society?
Jan 22, 2020
The aim of this project was to support firms in profitably breaking into the smallholder seeds markets in Mozambique through the development of their own CBSP sales and distribution systems, and to support them in selling seed to at least 12,000 smallholder farmers.
Jan 24, 2020
Join a diverse group of practitioners this Friday, January 24 in a virtual bonfire chat about leveraging data to better understand, benefit and serve smallholder farmers, presented by MEDA's INNOVATE learning series.