Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Aug 19, 2019
This post starts an important evidence-based discussion about why diversity and inclusion are central to addressing complex challenges.
Aug 08, 2019
The private sector is an essential partner in advancing the process of women’s economic empowerment. By adopting business practices that include and support women as workers, consumers, producers and suppliers, firms can contribute towards women’s economic empowerment, expand their own market, achieve greater business efficiency, and improve their bottom line.
Aug 02, 2019
“Pay-for-results” is trending! There is a swelling chorus in the development community about the potential of pay-for-results (PforR) to increase accountability, foster innovation, and stretch scarce development dollars. With the growing need to “do more with less” and demonstrate results when...
Jul 30, 2019
The Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform (TRR), is seeking a direct-hire FSL-02 to serve as Market Systems Specialist.
Jul 26, 2019
This post introduces a resource highlighting youth training programs implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Jul 25, 2019
This post, focused on partnership implementation, is the second in a series exploring how a partnership facility can work as an interface between donor-funded programs and their private-sector partners, and how the partnerships that emerge can be an engine driving systemic change.
Jul 17, 2019
This post spotlights an interview with Lala Faiz and Cameron Khosrowshahi from the USAID INVEST team on mobilizing private capital.
Jul 11, 2019
This post, focused on partnership principles, is the first in a series exploring how an integrated partnership facility can work as an interface between donor-funded programs and their private-sector partners, and how the partnerships that emerge can be an engine driving systemic change.
Jul 10, 2019
This piece originally appeared on Impact Alpha . It was authored by Lala Faiz, USAID INVEST, Serena Guarnaschelli, KOIS, and Vanessa Holcomb Mann, USAID INVEST. Blended finance continues to gain traction, and for good reason. For investors, it can shift the balance between risk and return in...
Jul 09, 2019
This post offers recommendations on managing the shifts in culture, management and partnering needed when a project shifts from providing direct services to a facilitative market systems approach.
Jul 08, 2019
This AWEF Practitioner Learning Brief provides a practical framework for development actors on how to develop a robust business case for private sector companies on the commercial value of empowering women.
Jul 08, 2019
In Moldova, the “golden triangle” of collaboration among industry, government, and academia is transforming the technology sector. Here’s the recipe for success from the Moldova Competitiveness Project.
In a five-part blog series, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project examines how the enabling environment shapes market systems outcomes. Each post spotlights a key area of the relationship and its relevance to informed program design and smart interventions.
Jul 03, 2019
Promising results are unfolding as project staff begin to think and work politically on one USAID project in Timor-Leste.
This post explores the role of the enabling environment — the political economy in particular — in influencing the transition from personal exchange to impersonal exchange as a crucial step toward market transformation.