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What's All the Fuss About? How USAID is Embracing Systems Thinking With Supporting Frameworks and Tools

Wed, November 9, 2016
Learn from a multi-year trial conducted by the USAID-funded Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project that applied various 'complexity-aware' monitoring tools in four countries to assess their utility for capturing systemic change.

Leveraging Economic Opportunities Final Performance Report

Wed, December 21, 2016
This report presents key activities, lessons learned, and accomplishments of the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project.

Évaluation des Contraintes Sanitaires et Phytosanitaires (SPS) de la Politique Commerciale dans les Chaines de Valeur du Maïs et de l'Élevage en Afrique de l'Ouest: Nigéria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso & Mali

Mon, November 14, 2016
This assessment of investment opportunities in the maize and livestock value chains across four countries of West Africa was carried out from April to June of 2016 as under the LEO activity.

Avaliação Dos Entraves das Políticas Comerciais Sanitárias e Fitossanitárias (SPS) Dentro das Cadeias de Valor de Milho, Soja e Amendoim na África Austral

Mon, November 14, 2016
This study is one of three regional assessments carried out in East, Southern, and West Africa regions to identify key SPS-related constraints to trade within priority Feed the Future value chains.

Including Wage Labor in Value Chain Analyses: A Guide

Mon, November 14, 2016
The recommendations included here are designed to be integrated as a component of a broader value chain analysis and adapted to specific contexts and research needs.

Guidelines for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Market Systems Development

Mon, November 14, 2016
This paper describes a set of guidelines for improving monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) within the context of market systems development (MSD).

Case Studies on Facilitating Systemic Change in Feed the Future: A Synthesis of Cases From Ghana, Senegal, Zambia, and Rwanda

Mon, November 14, 2016
These case studies dig deeper into Feed the Future results reporting and identify, describe, and analyze strong case studies of FTF value chain programming significantly contributing to systemic change.

The Cartoon Learning Series

Wed, November 9, 2016
Working with EcoVentures International, LEO tested new methods for introducing development project staff to market systems development concepts and practices.

What's All the Fuss About? How USAID is Embracing Systems Thinking With Supporting Frameworks and Tools (Event Resources)

Wed, November 9, 2016
View post-event resources from the "What's All the Fuss About? How USAID is Embracing Systems Thinking With Supporting Frameworks and Tools" event

Sustainable Poverty Escapes: Spotlight on Multidimensional Poverty

Tue, November 8, 2016
This report focuses on multidimensional poverty, as measured by household deprivations in health, education, and living standards.

Resilience and Sustainable Poverty Escapes: Implications for Programming

Tue, November 8, 2016
This brief draws on lessons from the country-level research to propose implications of a poverty dynamics approach for policies and programs.

Local Systems and Market Systems

Tue, November 8, 2016
This briefing paper provides an overview of the complementarities of the local systems framework and the inclusive market systems framework.

Disrupting System Dynamics: A Framework for Understanding Systemic Changes

Tue, November 8, 2016
This report presents a framework that outlines a pathway for systemic change and presents a complementary set of indicator areas, or "domains," that signal systemic changes.

Evaluation of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Trade Policy Constraints Within the Maize and Livestock Value Chains in West Africa

Tue, November 1, 2016
This assessment of investment opportunities in the maize and livestock (poultry, cattle, and small ruminants) value chains across four countries of West Africa.

Evaluation of SPS Trade Policy Constraints Within the Maize, Soya, and Groundnut Value Chains in Southern Africa

Tue, November 1, 2016
This study carried out in East, Southern, and West Africa regions to identify key SPS-related constraints to trade within priority Feed the Future value chains.