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In this blog series, USAID explores the ways to catalyze private capital for dev

In this series, we explore how private capital can be mobilized for development objectives while also renewing our focus on both emerging and established approaches to financial inclusion.

WATCH: A Spotlight on Financial Inclusion

Thu, September 22, 2016
Microlinks Team
Financial inclusion and youth development practitioners are constantly challenged to scale the lessons from their work through policy change. But this often involves multiple levels of government and is not necessarily straightforward.

USAID’s Development Credit Authority: On a Mission to Increase Access to Finance Around the World

Mon, May 9, 2016
Navgeet King Zed
Recent Graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Find out what the case of the feed milling industry in the Philippines reveals about the importance of access to credit.

Empowering Women Through Digital Financial Solutions

Mon, March 7, 2016
Sajda Ouachtouki
Digital Inclusion Advisor
Did you know that in addition to offering many economic benefits, bank account ownership can make you happier? Read about this and other benefits of digitizing financial solutions to advance women's economic participation.

Vulnerable Households Need Resilient Institutions in Disasters

Tue, February 2, 2016
Thea Anderson
Director for Financial Inclusion
Mercy Corps
Muhammad Syahrin
ILFAD Program Manager
In Indonesia, MercyCorps is pioneering a program to help MFIs prepare for natural disasters, respond quickly when clients are in need, and stabilize the financial sector serving low-income people post-disaster.

Mobilizing Private Capital: Pay-for-Performance Approaches

Mon, December 21, 2015
Kristin Kelly Jangraw
Communications Specialist
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
We can’t end extreme poverty without help from the private sector. Here’s how pay-for-performance approaches could help.

We Made It to Oregon! Wrapping up the “Mobilizing Private Capital” Journey

Tue, December 15, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
Lawrence Camp wraps up his series on mobilizing private capital. Learn more about pay-for-results approaches, and find out how the journey ends.

Coming Soon: An All-New Microlinks

Wed, November 4, 2015
Microlinks Team
Microlinks is getting a whole new look! Read about some of the new features here.

Caulk and Float Across Streams of Private Capital with Two New Vignettes

Tue, October 13, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
Two more vignettes are here, hot off the presses! Read on to find out how two more projects mobilized private capital successfully.

Out of Wind River Range and into Oregon Territory: The Four Lenses - When and When Not to Facilitate Private Capital

Tue, October 13, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
Lawrence Camp is back with more on the journey to understanding private capital mobilization. This time we're talking about the four lenses for considering when and when not to #mobilizeprivatecapital.

Gather 'Round! Two New Vignettes Before Breaking Out the Bedroll

Tue, September 15, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
Time for two more vignettes! See how Cardno promoted access to finance through financial consulting assistance and how USAID partnered to create the American Bank of Kosovo.