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Throughout November, Marketlinks has  examined the  through market-based approaches. Share your own good practices with ...
11/24/2022
Advancing the Green Economy Through Market-Based Approaches | Marketlinks

Throughout November, Marketlinks has examined the through market-based approaches. Share your own good practices with members by submitting a blog or related resource.

We’re exploring how the private sector can adopt greener production practices, how a greener economy can improve resilience, and what a green economy means for the next generation of jobs – and much more!
CC Chemonics USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

Breadcrumb Home Blog Advancing the Green Economy Through Market-Based Approaches November 1, 2022 Image Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID This blog was authored by Liz Keller, Senior Specialist, Economic Growth and Trade, Chemonics, and Greg Rulifson, Sustainability Advisor to BHA, ICF International...

The Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in  applies private sector marketing lessons, including consumer demand, to gu...
11/21/2022

The Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in applies private sector marketing lessons, including consumer demand, to guide product development.

In this blog, the Activity describes how the team sought input on developing a market for animal-sourced foods (ASF) and improving the consumption of ASF. Researchers learned what families are eating, how they procure ASF, and what perceptions of different ASFs exist. Keep reading for details! 👇
https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/boost-performance-your-investments-listen-consumers-early-and-continually

The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity seeks businesses operating in  to co-invest with USAID - US...
11/18/2022

The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity seeks businesses operating in to co-invest with USAID - US Agency for International Development to address the country’s food crisis.

For-profit businesses can apply for funding in Mozambique. Partnership activities can include:

✅ Technologies that prolong shelf life, improve food safety, and reduce product losses from damage or spoilage;
✅ Practices that create circular economic opportunities; and
✅ Agro-processing that generates expanded economic opportunities for farmers.

Learn more and apply by December 30th!👇
https://www.marketlinks.org/announcements/private-sector-partnership-opportunities-mozambique-request-applications

Newly released! Check out USAID - US Agency for International Development new Local Capacity Strengthening Policy, which...
11/16/2022

Newly released! Check out USAID - US Agency for International Development new Local Capacity Strengthening Policy, which outlines USAID’s unified and cohesive approach for collaborating with local partners to define success, strengthen effectiveness, and elevate local ownership for sustainable development results. https://www.marketlinks.org/resources/local-capacity-strengthening-policy

Join Marketlinks throughout November as we examine the  through market-based approaches. Share your own best practices w...
11/10/2022

Join Marketlinks throughout November as we examine the through market-based approaches. Share your own best practices with members by submitting a blog or related resource.

We’ll explore how the private sector can adopt greener production practices, how a greener economy can improve resilience, and what a green economy means for the next generation of jobs – and much more!
CC Chemonics USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/advancing-green-economy-through-market-based-approaches

Access Marketlinks’ curated collection of  resources for information on MSR guidance and measurement, as well as worksho...
11/08/2022

Access Marketlinks’ curated collection of resources for information on MSR guidance and measurement, as well as workshop syntheses and webinar recordings. Explore the suite here! https://www.marketlinks.org/msr

 is vital to growing businesses and empowering women, and building  into  helps businesses grow. In a new blog, CARE Ban...
10/31/2022

is vital to growing businesses and empowering women, and building into helps businesses grow. In a new blog, CARE Bangladesh shares outcomes from the Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain project, including how initiatives can help farmers earn more money and give women greater access to markets. Keep reading for details!

USAID - US Agency for International Development, through its ADVANCE activity, partnered with Indonesian disaster manage...
10/25/2022
Indonesia: Building SME Resilience to Prepare for the Next Disaster | Marketlinks

USAID - US Agency for International Development, through its ADVANCE activity, partnered with Indonesian disaster management officials to examine the role small and medium businesses play in supporting communities hit by disaster. Read on to find out how risk management assists in the resilience of local communities. CC USAID Indonesia

Breadcrumb Home Blog Indonesia: Building SME Resilience to Prepare for the Next Disaster September 23, 2022 Image KADIN National Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop held during the United Nations Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali, Indonesia, May 2022. Photo Credit: Miyamoto In...

Gender-based violence (GBV) affects women and girls throughout the world. Through risk mitigation, we can facilitate saf...
10/21/2022
What Are the Linkages between Inclusion, Risk, and Market Systems Resilience? | Marketlinks

Gender-based violence (GBV) affects women and girls throughout the world. Through risk mitigation, we can facilitate safe spaces while supporting businesses that empower traditionally excluded populations, such as women and girls and the + community.

Check out this article to access valuable resources, including a toolkit that addresses GBV and lessons learned from a risk mitigation plan in Bangladesh that aims to foster a more inclusive market system. ACDI/VOCA CC USAID Bangladesh

Breadcrumb Home Blog What Are the Linkages between Inclusion, Risk, and Market Systems Resilience? September 27, 2022 Image Inclusion contributes to greater market connectivity, one of the key determinants of market system resilience. People—including those traditionally excluded from or marginali...

🚨Request for Applications🚨 The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships activity seeks for-profit businesses to a...
10/19/2022
Private Sector Partnership Opportunities in Asia (ACE): Request for Applications | Marketlinks

🚨Request for Applications🚨

The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships activity seeks for-profit businesses to apply for co-investment opportunities through its Asia activity.

Investment partnerships will support care economy initiatives within the agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, tourism, and transportation sectors that provide great economic opportunities to women.

Apply by November 2, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET!

Click for details!

Breadcrumb Home Announcements Private Sector Partnership Opportunities in Asia (ACE): Request for Applications September 15, 2022 Image Photo Credit: DAI The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnership Activity is pleased to invite for-profit businesses in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, In...

Private Sector Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition: Examples from Bangladesh & Rwanda
10/13/2022
Private Sector Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition: Examples from Bangladesh & Rwanda

Private Sector Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition: Examples from Bangladesh & Rwanda

, Join USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Secretariat and USAID’s Rwanda and Bangladesh Missions on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET to learn about promising practices for engaging the private sector to advance and sustain inclusive, agriculture-led economic growth and a well-nourished...

In 2021, Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships collaborated with the Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda to develo...
10/13/2022

In 2021, Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships collaborated with the Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda to develop “Private Sector Engagement for Nutrition: A Strategic Engagement Tool, Partnering Guidance and Case Studies.” This resource supports Missions and implementers when engaging the private sector to advance nutrition-sensitive outcomes.

Keep reading for details on the tool’s recent pilot and how it can be tangibly applied!

https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/capturing-end-user-feedback-rwanda-piloting-new-pse-nutrition-tool

This new Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Businesses has all the info you need for keeping your systems safe....
10/11/2022

This new Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Businesses has all the info you need for keeping your systems safe. Topics include malware, emerging threats, payment systems, secure WiFi, backups, and what to do when a security incident occurs. Keep reading for important information. USAID - US Agency for International Development https://www.marketlinks.org/resources/guide-cybersecurity-small-and-medium-businesses

Opportunity! The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity seeks private sector partners in the Democrati...
10/09/2022

Opportunity! The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity seeks private sector partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo to co-invest in agricultural, financial, or renewable energy sectors, on behalf of the USAID DRC Mission. Applications are due October 10, 2022. Visit the page for complete details.

📣 Opportunity! The   and Partnerships activity seeks for-profit businesses to apply for co-investment opportunities thro...
10/05/2022

📣 Opportunity! The and Partnerships activity seeks for-profit businesses to apply for co-investment opportunities through its Asia activity.

Investment partnerships will support care economy initiatives within sectors that provide the greatest economic opportunity to women. These sectors can include , , , , , , , and , and .

Apply by November 2, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET! Click the link for details.
https://www.marketlinks.org/announcements/private-sector-partnership-opportunities-asia-ace-request-applications

How do global companies foster  policies toward their + staff? Moving away from checklists and toward individual empower...
09/19/2022
Navigating Cultures of Belonging in the Workplace | Marketlinks

How do global companies foster policies toward their + staff? Moving away from checklists and toward individual empowerment is a start. More details and the Global Toolkit for Change are here in this new blog from Out & Equal!

Breadcrumb Home Blog Navigating Cultures of Belonging in the Workplace August 30, 2022 Image This blog is written by CV Viverito, ​Director, Global Impact Programs, ​Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Have you ever left or considered leaving a job because you felt that you did not belong, or could...

According to the World Food Programme, an estimated 345 million people are facing, or are at risk of facing, . A new blo...
09/15/2022
Strengthening Market Systems Resilience | Marketlinks

According to the World Food Programme, an estimated 345 million people are facing, or are at risk of facing, . A new blog from ACDI/VOCA examines the issue, including the factors that affect .

Breadcrumb Home Blog Strengthening Market Systems Resilience September 1, 2022 Image The next three years are expected to be “characterized by either consistent volatility and multiple surprises or fractured trajectories that will separate relative winners and losers,” according to most responde...

Visit the Market Corner – a collection of blogs spotlighting  practitioners who apply a systems thinking approach to the...
09/14/2022

Visit the Market Corner – a collection of blogs spotlighting practitioners who apply a systems thinking approach to their work. The latest collection examines the cooperative movement, , and more! https://www.marketlinks.org/collection/market-corner

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INVEST and Dalberg developed a new guidance note to support USAID staff, providing a brief overview of how USAID - US Agency for International Development can facilitate blended finance activities and ensure they achieve both additionality and human impact.

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USAID - US Agency for International Development's Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships activity invites you to participate in a short and important industry survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on development professionals and what employers can do to retain and revitalize the ambition of their talent pipeline.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the tight connection between business and society - especially when it comes to saving lives - as traditional donors can’t keep pace with skyrocketing humanitarian needs. Learn how USAID partners with the private sector in addressing humanitarian challenges, including our funding of the Humanitarian Grand Challenge & the International Rescue Committee-implemented Defining and Driving Innovative Finance Project, as well as our partnership with World Economic Forum Join us later this month as we host Marketlinks' October webinar to discuss how and when to work with the private sector, especially local actors, in challenging contexts.
In March 2020, the Government of introduced a series of preventative measures to slow the spread of in the country. These measures included a rapid assessment of the surging pandemic's impact on agricultural markets and in Uganda. The assessment used the Market System Monitoring Activity’s innovative systems mapping approach, implemented by the in partnership with The George Washington University.

Learn about the approach in a presentation recorded this summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXE1sOKncU
and read more at Agrilinks https://agrilinks.org/post/using-systems-approach-adapt-covid-19-pandemic-uganda and https://humanitarian.mit.edu/covid-rapid-system-assessment/
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Don't miss a consideration of "Why LGBTQ+ Inclusion Matters in Agriculture & Market Systems Development" authored by 's Dr. Jenn Williamson, VP of Gender & Social Inclusion, on Marketlinks here: https://bit.ly/2VlCZOE 🏳️‍🌈
Check out this blog post on Marketlinks about how our Feed the Future Livestock and Nutrition Activity tailors financial services to include more livestock farmers, especially women.💰
ICYMI: A recent Marketlinks post features members Bidowra Khan & Mayaz Kabir of the USAID Bangladesh Rice & Diversified Crops Activity on the of agent banks in during the -19 crisis: https://bit.ly/3mSq8wF
Don't miss a recent Marketlinks post featuring members Bidowra Khan & Mayaz Kabir of the USAID Bangladesh Rice & Diversified Crops Activity on the of agent banks in during the -19 crisis: https://bit.ly/3mSq8wF
Learn how tailored financial products and increased linkages have a beneficial impact on the financial inclusion of borrowers, namely women, in a blog post by 's Paul Newall on Marketlinks
If the future is , how can we overcome challenges & develop successful digital solutions in remote communities? Learn how the USAID Georgia Zrda Activity developed the Agronavti app for the Georgian Farmers Association
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During this year of uncertainty, we've fostered while mitigating against future disruptions. Read more about our approach & pivots in "Five Market Systems Strategies to Revive Food & Agricultural Systems During COVID-19" on Marketlinks: http://bit.ly/3niyixU
Entrepreneur Arman Alibay started a private health clinic in the Kyrgyz Republic 🇰🇬 to improve health outcomes & expand quality health services, esp. helpful during the -19 pandemic, which has overwhelmed the government-run health system. He is a graduate of USAID's Business Acceleration Program and he received support from the USAID Kyrgyz Republic Enterprise Competitiveness Project, which we proudly implement. Learn more these efforts on Marketlinks here: https://bit.ly/3gnf2ww
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