Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Jun 06, 2019
In June, we're excited to take a look at political economy analysis (PEA), a development approach to inform programs and project activities from a politically-minded place. PEAs can help practitioners answer questions about how and why things happen, to effectively manage resources, and better...
May 31, 2019
In Nigeria, a Pay-for-Results prize competition incents use of Aflasafe to combat aflatoxin contamination and drive demand for higher-quality maize.
May 30, 2019
Growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is an important goal of much donor assistance. However, development practitioners do not always articulate theoretical frameworks linking interventions to outcomes of sales or employment growth.
This brief aims to demonstrate how the use of applied political economy analysis is critical to the effective design and execution of inclusive market systems activities.
May 23, 2019
This is the second blog the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation series on building private sector resilience. Stay tuned for the next blog in the private series, as we look at an example of how a more resilient company can provide critical technologies and value-added services after a natural disaster.
May 17, 2019
This post highlights a paper from Market Development Facility. The paper aims to contribute to the broader conversation of the way in which market system programs grapple with, and can contribute to, women's economic empowerment.
May 16, 2019
This post highlights a resource from USAID/Bangladesh about the Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project that used a market systems approach and forged partnerships with over 40 influential private sector firms.
This post is part two of the Market Systems Insights for DRG - Market Segmentation blog that Marketlinks reposted by David Jacobstein. This blog was first published by the USAID Learning Lab. This is the second blog post on what Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) can learn from market...
This post shares a blog from the Learning Lab about how the practice of market segmentation could benefit DRG programming.
Applied political economy analysis can offer insights leading to recommendations about how to influence key decision-makers, thereby facilitating the change necessary to foster a more conducive enabling environment for market systems to thrive.
Apr 25, 2019
USAID's Economic Competitiveness Project is helping to provide technical assistance to micro and small companies in innovation, technology adoption, manufacturing practices, marketing, and more.
Apr 23, 2019
Bringing together buyers and sellers at tradeshows is a great way to facilitate new international trade that could strengthen markets at both ends of the transaction.
Apr 17, 2019
Member organizations of The SEEP Network are invited to shape the learning agenda for the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference ! This year, members have two opportunities to provide thought leadership on critical issues relevant to the Conference theme and technical tracks: 1. Through member-hosted Peer...
Apr 15, 2019
On April 19th, USAID will host its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D). This Forum will explore how inclusive digital financial services and infrastructure can accelerate developing countries on their journey to self-reliance.
Strenghtening grain contracts in Mali has the potential to open up farmers' access to products and services they need to operate and grow their businesses, achieving key agriculture development results in the process.
Apr 04, 2019
Strengthening the private sector to meet smallholder farmers’ needs is a sustainable option that reduces the cost of long-term aid in at-risk regions.
Mar 28, 2019
The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge will make $1 million in grant funding available to companies with innovative approaches to e-waste management in the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes solar lanterns, solar home systems (SHSs), and solar-powered appliances at their end-of-life.