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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.

When Sequencing Matters: Why We Changed our Theory of Change

Wed, March 30, 2016
Leanne Rasmussen
Manager, Private Sector Development
Why one agricultural inputs activity revised their change theory to prioritize and sequence interventions.

"More than Micro" Milestone 8: First Special Event with Agrilinks (October 2014)

Tue, March 22, 2016
Microlinks Team
Check out the eight installment of our "More than Micro" series and how we deepened our partnership with Agrilinks.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality: Building a Strategic Framework

Wed, March 9, 2016
Wade Channell
Economic Growth Specialist for Gender
USAID adds another layer of commitment to promoting women’s economic empowerment and equality. Learn more about recent discussions.

Gettin’ GIF-fy With It: Using the WEAI and GIF to Mainstream Gender in Your Work

Thu, March 3, 2016
Dana James
Knowledge Management Specialist
Do you know how to use the WEAI and GIF together? This post unpacks the relationship between the two, and how both tools can be used to promote gender mainstreaming.

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
CEO
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!