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Market Systems Blog

In this blog series, USAID explores moving beyond a focus on isolated value chai

In this series, we move beyond isolated value chains and consider broader market systems as well as the resultant implications for programming.

Seeking Indicators of System Health

Mon, February 22, 2016
Michael Field
Let's rethink how projects should be evaluated in the context of systems thinking.

Unintended Consequences of Scale

Tue, February 16, 2016
Michael Field
Interested in market systems thinking? Don't miss this post!

Mentor-preneurship: No entrepreneur can do it alone

Tue, February 2, 2016
Kathleen Bury
What impact does mentoring have on entrepreneurs? Can it boost an entire entrepreneurship ecosystem?

5 Hacks to Boost Any Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Part 2

Thu, January 21, 2016
Mike Ducker
J.E. Austin Associates
Want to boost entrepreneurship? Here are two more tricks to keep up your sleeve.

5 Hacks to Boost Any Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Part 1

Thu, January 14, 2016
Mike Ducker
J.E. Austin Associates
Interested in economic growth, job creation or entrepreneurship? Don't miss this post!

“More than Micro” Milestone 7: Engaging the Power of the Private Sector for Development (July 2013)

Mon, January 11, 2016
Microlinks Team
Don't miss number seven in our "More than Micro" series, with an eye on the private sector.

“More than Micro” Milestone 6: “From Microfinance to Inclusive Market Development” Evidence Summit (December 2012)

Mon, January 4, 2016
Microlinks Team
Post six in our "More than Micro" series focuses on the evidence summit, "From Microfinance to Inclusive Market Development."

“More than Micro” Milestone 5: Establishment of the GROOVE Learning Network (June 2009)

Wed, December 16, 2015
Microlinks Team
Check out the fifth in our "More than Micro" series -- talking about the GROOVE Learning Network.

Question: How many farmers does the Feed the Future initiative benefit worldwide?

Mon, December 14, 2015
Elizabeth McGuinness
LMG Consulting
Any number that a Feed the Future activity reports is very likely to underestimate the actual number of farmers reached. Here’s why.

“More than Micro” Milestone 4: Launch of the Value Chain Development Wiki (April 2009)

Fri, December 11, 2015
Microlinks Team
The fourth in our "More than Micro" series. This time we look back at the launch of the Value Chain Development Wiki.