Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Jun 23, 2020
Fail, Recalibrate, Adapt, Achieve is a new Lab brief on Yapasa, an ILO-FAO project on agribusiness and youth employment in rural Zambia. The brief dives into Yapasa’s four and a half year journey, which included a series of early missteps and unforeseen events.
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 25, 2020
How are commercially driven extension models developing in East and West Africa? What are the synergies between different models and what challenges do they face? How are they adapting to COVID-19?
Jun 16, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck, the data science company Fraym understood its unique product was critical in mounting the most effective global COVID-19 response at scale.
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 17, 2020
Join the International Labour Organization for a webinar on Wednesday, June 17th introducing the revised Women's Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE Check). Hear from experts on best practices and lessons learned from pilot projects in Algeria, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.
In a four-part blog series, the EEFS project explores a central question: what enables cross-border trade for safe foods?
Jun 04, 2020
This post explores how global development organizations can mitigate food and agricultural systems during the COVID-19 crisis, using a market systems approach.
Jun 02, 2020
The Lab has put together a user-friendly guide on how to quickly carry out the end-to-end process of a market systems analysis.
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.