Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

EBA Finance Module

The Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Finance Module explores indicators within the World Bank EBA Index that are relevant to finance, highlights complementary finance data from other sources, and identifies opportunities for their use in USAID Mission programming, particularly in support of the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy and Feed the Future.

Session 1 - Why Finance Matters to Global Food Security

In the first of three sessions, you will learn about the importance of access to finance for agricultural-led economic growth, be introduced to the World Bank EBA Index finance indicator, and learn how its data can support the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of finance to economic growth. 
  • Cite how EBA finance data can support the GFSS strategy and implementation of Feed the Future.

EBA Finance Module Session 1: Why Finance Matters to Global Food Security and Links to EBA

Session 2 — A Closer Look at the EBA Finance Indicator

In the second of three sessions, you will unpack the main components of the EBA Finance indicator: non-banking institutions, branchless banking, and moveable collateral. You will learn what is measured and several established good regulatory practices for each component.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Cite the three components covered in the EBA finance indicator.  
  • Understand the EBA methodology for the finance indicator, including what is measured and business case assumptions. 
  • Cite good regulatory practices related to topics covered by the EBA finance indicator.

EBA Finance Module Session 2: A Closer Look at the EBA Finance Indicator

Session 3 — Application of EBA Data for USAID Mission Objectives

In the fourth and final session, you will learn how to interpret World Bank EBA Index finance data and explore practical applications of EBA finance data in support of USAID Mission and U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) objectives. This session will also cover accessing EBA finance data and complementary finance data resources beyond this module.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Apply EBA finance benchmarking data in support of GFSS objectives, including: identifying priorities, generating competition, and monitoring results.
  • Interpret EBA scores through examination of index components.  
  • Explore broader context to inform policy reform prioritization processes. 
  • Know where to locate legal and regulatory documents supporting the EBA finance indicator.
  • Identify where to go for additional EBA resources and other finance data sources useful to practitioners.

EBA Finance Module Session 3: Application of EBA Finance Data for USAID Mission Objectives

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