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Posted February 3, 2017
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MARKET FACILITATION LEAD, Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL)- Humanitarian Response Lab (HRL), to join a multidisciplinary team conducting research on food security supply chains and market systems in low- and middle-income countries. The Humanitarian Response Lab works with government, nongovernment, and private...
USAID Economic Analysis and Data Services (EADS) |Posted May 18, 2016
  The USAID Economic Analysis and Data Services (EADS) team is excited to announce the launch of its recently redesigned Microenterprise Results Reporting (MRR) Portal. The enhanced website features a data query tool and the highly interactive Microenterprise Dashboard, a map that visualizes data on USAID microenterprise activities. USAID...
Microlinks Team | Posted April 11, 2016
Over the past 12 years, Microlinks has deepened and broadened our technical scope, as well as our community size. We’re proud to have grown through a process of research and learning in partnership with you. Looking forward, we would like your insights and inspiration on how we can go beyond “More Than Micro.” Please take our short, 10-...
Jenny Coneff | Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) |Posted January 8, 2016
The Cash Learning Partnership is a global partnership of more than 50 humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within cash transfer programming. CaLP provides capacity building, practical research, advocacy, and networking/coordination resources to support the appropriate and timely use of cash transfers in humanitarian...
Posted October 13, 2015
Collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) have long been a part of USAID’s work. USAID staff and implementing partners have always sought ways to better understand the development process and USAID’s contribution to it, to collaborate in order to speed and deepen results, to share the successes and lessons of USAID’s initiatives, and to...
The Carsey School of Public Policy |Posted May 5, 2015
The Carsey School of Public Policy is very happy to announce the inauguration of SMDP Online, which will carry on the tradition of high quality, maximum impact practitioner training that our face-to-face programs have offered for many years. Like the other SMDP programs, these online courses will feature the most experienced practitioner/...
Lori Beaman; Dean Karlan; Bram Thuysbaert | The National Burea of Economic Research |Posted January 14, 2015
High transaction and contracting costs are often thought to create credit and savings market failures in developing countries. The microfinance movement grew largely out of business process innovations and subsidies that reduced these costs. This paper examines an alternative approach, one that infuses no external capital and introduces no change...
Katherine Knotts | Posted January 6, 2015
Why is it that so many organizations seeking to do good in the world miss opportunities to do so—and indeed sometimes exacerbate the very problem they seek to address? "The Business of Doing Good" reveals six insights for microfinance and other social purpose organizations using the marketplace to tackle a range of pressing social challenges. To...
Jeffrey Ashe | Posted January 6, 2015
A Simple, Powerful Idea More than 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2 a day need a better way to save and borrow. Members save what they can in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. Jeffrey Ashe and Kyla Jagger Neilan illustrate how these savings groups form and function and how little “...
Acumen |Posted November 3, 2014
Having a clear line of sight on how your social enterprise will reach a profit level that meets requirements for scaling is a critical part of being a successful social enterprise and achieving the goal of broad social impact and transformation. It’s an issue important at all stages of a new enterprise’s birth and growth. Because of this, Acumen...
Aude de Montesquiou | CGAP |Posted October 29, 2014
The CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program has included an ambitious research and learning agenda. The full results of the impact research will be published in early 2015, but preliminary findings show strong gains among participant households across a range of well-being indicators. CGAP also plans to update this guide in mid-2015. The 2015...
The Nigerian Observer |Posted July 10, 2014
Abuja - The National Association of Micro Finance Banks (NAMFB) recently announced that its members are ready to participate in the Federal Government’s cashless policy. The Executive Secretary of the association, Mr. Kabir Yar’Adua, made the disclosure in an interview with the press in Abuja. Speaking to reporters outside of the NAMFB, he noted...
Posted June 30, 2014
Well functioning markets have the ability to enable growth, support resiliency and reduce poverty for the world's most vulnerable populations. Catalyzed by a new partnership between the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), in coordination with a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers (...
Posted June 23, 2014
Around the world, 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. Girls often have to face harassment, discrimination, threats, and even violence just to get an education. Then, even if they can reach a school, they may not have the trained teachers, adequate materials, or support they need to learn to read, write,...
The SEEP Network |Posted May 1, 2014
POSITION DESCRIPTIONPROGRAM MANAGER Title: ​Program Manager​​​Reports to:​ Senior Program Director​​​Supervises:​ Program Assistant(s), Interns​ ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: SEEP, founded in 1985, is a global network of practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. Members are...