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Feed the Future Learning Agenda Literature Review: Expanded Markets, Value Chains and Increased Investment

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July 10, 2013

The objective of this paper is to summarize available evidence on key questions for the Feed the Future Learning Agenda theme on expanded markets, value chains and increased investments, and document expert opinion on gaps in the scientific literature for this theme that are in most urgent need of attention.

To ensure that Feed the Future impact evaluations are well-conceived, build on existing evidence, and fill critical evidence gaps, BFS is providing resources for a comprehensive assessment of existing evidence and gaps in knowledge within the framework of the Feed the Future FEEDBACK project. This assessment includes annotated bibliographies and literature review papers organized around the six themes of the Learning Agenda.


This is part of a six-part series of literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and blog posts on the six themes of the Feed the Future Learning Agenda. These literature reviews, completed by external experts, summarize available evidence and gaps for future evaluations to fill on key evaluation questions identified under each of the six Learning Agenda themes. As a part of Feed the Future’s commitment to build the evidence base for what works in food security programs, findings from the literature reviews will inform the design and implementation of dozens of Feed the Future impact and performance evaluations, ensuring the evaluations are well-conceived, build on existing evidence, and fill critical evidence gaps. This blog and literature review focus on Theme III: “Expanded Markets, Value Chains and Increased Investment.”