Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Learn how a minimum quality standard for agricultural index insurance protects farmers, safeguards markets, and promotes sustainable resilience.
Learn about innovations in agricultural index insurance to help build a future of prosperity and resilience for small-scale farmers and pastoralists worldwide.
While these kinds of benefits can promote food security and resilience, effectively implementing agricultural index insurance in developing economies around the world has been a challenge.
Sep 18, 2020
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking proposals on "Conducting a Diagnosis on Informality in Targeted Intervention Areas of the PROSPECTS Programme in Uganda." Application Submission and Procedure Interested applicants should submit their technical and financial proposal as well as...
Sep 11, 2020
At first sight, Lebanon and Uganda might not have a lot in common. Yet when it comes to hosting displaced persons, some similarities start to emerge: together, the two countries host an estimated 2.7 million forcibly displaced, making them two of the largest refugee host countries worldwide. For...
Sep 11, 2020
This post was originally posted on Agrilinks and was written by Prachi Patel. Agriculture sustains the Ethiopian economy , and access to irrigation here is critical for food security. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the World Food Programme estimates acute hunger will double worldwide, with concern...
Field research from from around the world is finding that resilience to climate-related shocks can encourage rural families to invest more for higher productivity, creating new opportunities for greater prosperity.
Sep 02, 2020
This post was originally published on The Seep Network 's blog and was written by Markets in Crises Community of Practice. The Markets in Crises Community of Practice (MiC) recently hosted a 6-week online discussion series on market-based programming (MBP) in the age of COVID, covering four main...
Sep 01, 2020
This post was originally published on Agrilinks and was written by Alison Harrell and Gerson Morales. Smallholder farmers have the potential to play an increasing role in feeding the world through the sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities. However, most smallholder farmers lack funds...
Aug 25, 2020
By Aatif Somji (ILO) Based on the research brief ‘Child’s Play’ . This blog was originally posted on BEAM Exchange . The COVID-19 crisis and ensuing confinement has brought to the fore a key constraint to women’s economic empowerment: the unequal, gendered distribution of unpaid care work. Even...
Aug 21, 2020
This blog was originally posted on Agrilinks and was written by Jamie Holbrook. In our recent webinar discussing the findings from the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) landscape analysis and case studies on women and youth inclusion in agricultural market systems, we were joined...
Aug 10, 2020
The ILO Lab and the Mastercard Foundation joined forces to explore how a market systems approach can address the challenge of decent work for Africa’s youth.
In Somalia, USAID is helping blunt the economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting financial institutions and contributing to Somalis’ ability to cope with, and build resilience to, the COVID-19 crisis.
Jul 31, 2020
Frenki Kozeli, Julian Guelig, and Dany Khy share three approaches to forming private sector engagement partnerships that can be replicated and tailored across development contexts.
Jul 13, 2020
#SEEP2020 is going 100% virtual! We see this as an opportunity to diverge from our traditional request for session proposals to a more experimental, participatory, and flexible model.
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.