Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
After over a decade delivering on SERVIR ’s goal of bringing space to village, SERVIR faces many of the key challenges that plague research for development initiatives. These challenges include making certain that research is meeting genuine needs and is demand driven; connecting and tailoring...
This month, the Office for Market and Partnership Innovations would like to highlight different interventions that are creating opportunities for inclusive and sustainable market system development.
When it comes to maximizing its economic growth potential through agriculture, Rwanda faces several challenges. While agriculture is a mainstay of the economy, providing 36 percent of GDP and 70 percent of employment, there is limited arable land to be found. With the second-highest population...
This post describes the five-step model of policy reform and serves as a roadmap to build legal, regulatory and institutional capacity to strengthen enabling environments.
This post was written by Karla Yoder, Economic Development Specialist at Global Communities. As market systems development practitioners, we take a holistic approach to project implementation. Our value chain projects address market constraints at many levels including within the enabling...
The enabling environment for agricultural market systems month on Agrilinks wouldn’t be complete without drawing our community’s attention to the resources of our partner site Marketlinks as well as those available on the BEAM Exchange. Let's dive in!
While there is progress in understanding systemic change in market development, a lack of agreement and experience with how to measure it remains. This post explores applicable measurement approaches and tools implementers are testing to inform measuring market systems change. Read on!
According to a 2016 World Bank report , Kenya’s informal sector — or businesses without official registration — makes up 95 percent of the country’s businesses and entrepreneurs. While informal businesses typically afford business owners more control of their operations, the informality of non-...
This post unpacks an example of how collaboration between government, private sector and development partners stimulated a nascent market system for improved maize storage bags in Kenya.
USAID's topic-specific enabling environment analytical tools perform benchmarking duties to capture and map agricultural sector performance. Learn more about the tools and how they equip stakeholders to look past mere symptoms and diagnose challenges ripe for reform.
This post was written by Renee Crossley, Cardno Global Lead – Market Driven Approaches to Development Enhancing the business enabling environment (BEE) is complex and, I would argue, requires a systems approach. A decade ago, many of us in this sector considered BEE work a "tack on" to market...