The ability of individual firms to enter, compete, grow, and engage in value chains locally or internationally is what drives market development and economic growth.
Markets and Trade
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...
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.
Mar 29, 2019
USAID/Honduras recently awarded a five-year (2018-2023) activity – Transforming Market Systems (TMS) to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate.
To gear up for the 2019 Market Systems Symposium, let’s take a closer look at recent research exploring the relationship between measuring business and enabling environment change in market system development.
Mar 24, 2019
In Guatemala, USAID’s Creating Economic Opportunities project is working with the private sector and national and local authorities to strengthen economic growth and generate income and employment.
Mar 18, 2019
This blog introduces the Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance (LTA) project, which works with local banks to encourage new loan opportunities to improve farms and small businesses.
Mar 05, 2019
USAID is accepting submissions to the annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition until Friday, April 12.
Feb 09, 2019
Dexis is seeking an experienced Senior Trade Advisor to provide support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Asia Bureau, specifically assisting the Bureau’s Economic Growth team in the Technical Services Office.
Dec 20, 2018
This paper explores how systemic change happens in shallow markets and the implications for market systems development practitioners. It is based on the experience and lessons learnt by the Market Development Facility in Fiji, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.
Oct 26, 2018
Policymakers throughout the world are emphasizing farmer cooperatives as a strategy to include smallholders in agricultural value chains and to enhance their incomes.
Oct 17, 2018
New manual from World Vision explores factors to consider during program implementation and recommendations.
As we prioritize making market systems more competitive, resilient, and inclusive for smallholder farmers and other market actors, we must connect our support for these actors with support for the all-encompassing yet elusive enabling environment around them.
Sep 05, 2018
At ACDI/VOCA's Amplifying our Impact event at USAID, ACDI/VOCA highlighted several projects pivoting to a market systems approach across a variety of different geographies and contexts.
Aug 27, 2018
USAID hosted the Indian and Afghan Embassies for the Passage to Prosperity 2: India - Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show in Washington, DC.
Aug 22, 2018
SNV's "Enhancing Opportunities for Women Enterprises" (FLOW/EOWE) programme focuses on supporting rural women in entrepreneurship by addressing the systemic barriers that many rural women face when launching their businesses.
Aug 15, 2018
In our pursuit of inclusive agriculture-led growth, we increasingly understand how important it is that we put more emphasis on youth.
Aug 10, 2018
This post originally appeared on Agrilinks and was authored by Kusi Hornberger. The Council on Smallholder Agriculture Finance (CSAF) is a pre-competitive alliance of 12 financial institutions that seek to expand the market and develop industry standards for lending to small and medium enterprises...
Aug 06, 2018
While women make up a large part of Bangladesh’s agricultural workforce, they are rarely at the forefront of commercial agriculture. Engaging women in more diverse agricultural activities could change this.
Jul 23, 2018
Donors and practitioners working in value chain and market development for the benefit of the poor have made significant progress in developing a better contextual and conceptual understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of market systems and their enabling environment contexts.