Sustainable poverty escapes require enabling vulnerable people to manage and mitigate risks while ensuring shocks and stresses don’t undermine development gains.
Feb 19, 2020
Marketlinks hosted a webinar on February 19th, 2020 to learn more about the third edition of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). This webinar explored practical guidance and tips for mainstreaming MERS at the donor, institutional and practitioner level.
Feb 06, 2020
On February 6th, Marketlinks, Agrilinks, and the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project hosted a webinar examining the enabling environment for agricultural market systems in fragile contexts.
Nov 20, 2019
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Marketlinks hosted a seminar on November 20th, 2019 to discuss how some USAID activities are shifting mindsets around co-creating with the private sector, tailoring operational mechanisms, and leveraging partnerships to create change for vulnerable populations.
Sep 05, 2019
Marketlinks and Mercy Corps hosted a webinar on September 5th to present on the ongoing research from USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance-funded research on findings for returns and recovery in South Sudan.
Apr 03, 2019
High growth entrepreneurs are the primary job creators in any economy*, helping to create a more diversified and resilient economy that improves economic governance, donor organizations and entrepreneurial ecosystem actors still face challenges when trying to have a positive impact on growth...
Nov 28, 2018
Washington , District Of Columbia, United States
On November 28th, Marketlinks, Agrilinks and the USAID Center for Resilience hosted an event on Health, Resilience and Sustainable Poverty Escapes.
Jun 06, 2018
Agriculture is an inherently risky activity. This risk exposure can make and keep farmers poor. Agricultural index insurance can help farmers avoid costly coping mechanisms and unlock opportunities for increased investment and greater resilience, but such positive development impacts largely depend...
Jan 25, 2018
A recent study commissioned by USAID’s Center for Resilience demonstrates that investing in resilience and a more proactive response to avert humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa could reduce the cost to international donors by 30 percent, while also protecting billions of dollars of income...
Nov 28, 2017
The crisis in Syria is the largest humanitarian emergency of our time, with 13.5 million people affected inside Syria and over five million refugees in neighboring countries. Yet even among such challenging circumstances, humanitarian agencies work to support livelihoods alongside saving lives and...
Nov 02, 2017
USAID LandLinks is working to support private sector partners to de-risk investments and secure legitimate land rights in order to improve livelihoods and other outcomes for communities affected by investments. LandLinks along with Agrilinks, Microlinks, and a panel of experts held an interactive...
Aug 02, 2017
Given the increasing incidence of disasters around the world, the recovery process must be leveraged for longer-term development gains. Two years after an earthquake displaced nearly 2.8 million people and shocked Nepal’s economy, the country still has a long way to go in its reconstruction process.
Jun 07, 2017
Returning to self-sufficiency after a crisis or disaster is one of people’s greatest desires, but the path to recovery can be extra challenging in areas affected by conflict or insecurity. The Central African Republic (CAR) – ranked the world’s second poorest country – is one such challenged...
Mar 08, 2017
Around 70 to 80 percent of informal cross-border traders (ICBT) in the southern Africa region are women. Although cross-border trade helps many women become economically empowered, it can also make them extremely vulnerable to harassment and gender-based violence from corrupt border agents. These...
Feb 28, 2017
Seed is the single most important agricultural input of crop production, but not all seed is equally accessible and/or available. Agrilinks, Microlinks, and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance held a special event where experts addressed how Quality Declared Seeds (QDS) might be able to...
Jan 25, 2017
What are the key food safety issues related to livestock production and animal source foods, and what are their potential impacts on human health and nutrition? In this joint Agrilinks-Microlinks webinar, experts shared effective approaches to improving food safety and quality related to livestock...
Oct 27, 2016
In this Microlinks seminar, experts explored how the Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project has successfully utilized an adaptive management approach to meet ambitious project goals while operating in an environment of political instability, low trust, limited capabilities and...
Sep 01, 2016
Sustainably ending poverty means ensuring that households that have escaped poverty do not descend back into poverty over time. It also means ensuring that non-poor households do not fall into poverty in the first place. In three case studies of rural populations in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Bangladesh...
Apr 28, 2016
Natural disasters affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe every year. With each new disaster, development gains are threatened as infrastructure is destroyed and economic opportunities and livelihoods are interrupted or lost, leading to increased poverty. Building resilience and...
Feb 04, 2016
We recognize that greater participation by women in national economies can drive economic growth and stability, but how do we increase this participation? Digital financial services present an innovative way to improve women's economic participation. With digital infrastructure providing increased...
Nov 10, 2015
Today we face an unprecedented refugee crisis in Syria and recurrent natural disasters in places like the Philippines and Nepal. In this context, the SEEP Network is working to revise the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). These standards articulate the minimum level of technical and other...