Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
EEFS has developed an analytical guidance document that identifies factors in the enabling environment that support animal source food (ASF) market system success and informs the design of customized field-based enabling environment analysis for ASF 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 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.
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.
May 20, 2020
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, donors and development agencies will have to combine immediate and long-term responses to support the economic recovery in developing countries.
May 14, 2020
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth recently collaborated with Mercy Corp's virtual mentoring program, MicroMentor, to deliver an Arabic platform in Jordan and the MENA region.
May 13, 2020
This post introduces a literature review about disability inclusion in market systems development programs.
May 13, 2020
This post provides information on how to apply for the 2020 Digital Development Awards hosted by USAID's Global Development Lab, including eligibility criteria and award categories.
May 05, 2020
CARE’s experience points to massive market disruptions and food insecurity as a result of quarantine, restrictions on mobility, and a sudden diversion of additional resources into the immediate pandemic response.
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 29, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic has created a serious negative impact not only on the health sector in the country but in all aspects of living. This post shares a rapid assessment report from SHOMOSHTI Project, CARE Bangladesh.
Apr 29, 2020
This blog post introduces the USAID-funded CVCFG (Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold) project, which aims to establish a responsibly-sourced, artisanal gold supply chain that originates in eastern DRC.
Apr 13, 2020
This blog post explores how one USAID initiative got banks on board to provide $1 billion in services in rural Colombia and how this approach can be applied in different contexts.
Apr 10, 2020
The new "NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers" report brings together key results, insights, and lessons from the case studies, pilots, and cross-cutting research conducted by MEDA and its partners from 2017-2020.