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Posted April 7, 2014
USAID’s Office of Microenterprise & Private Enterprise Promotion is looking for engaging photos and their stories to highlight the human face of USAID's microenterprise development work. The Office is currently drafting its Microenterprise Results Report to Congress, so it's a perfect time to let your successes be known! Selected submissions...
Diana Schvarztein | International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship |Posted March 27, 2014
In recent decades, microfinance has expanded all over the world as a tool to promote entrepreneurship, as well as social and financial inclusion of society’s most marginalized members. At present, microfinance programmes are attempting to improve the living conditions of more than 200 million poor families The International Master in Microfinance...
Sabina Rogers | Microcredit Summit Campaign |Posted March 26, 2014
You are invited to submit a proposal to organize your own workshop for the 17th Microcredit Summit in Mexico this September 3-5, featuring the theme "Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance." We are requesting workshop proposals from a wide array of microfinance actors to showcase new and innovative ways of serving the poor and extreme poor...
The SEEP Network | The SEEP Network |Posted March 20, 2014
SEEP member organizations drive the development of the SEEP Network Annual Conference agenda, creating a unique and valuable learning experience. Conference themes and tracks are based on SEEP members’ priorities and experiences and SEEP learning initiatives, with the goal of promoting successful innovations and sharing lessons learned effective...
ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility |Posted March 17, 2014
We are delighted to present our special Annual Report 2013 featuring the results of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility during the past six years. Microinsurance is coming of age. The million dollar question microinsurers, regulators, and governments continue to grapple with is: Can microinsurance be viable and provide...
Posted March 12, 2014
Overview The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Agricultural Market and Systems Development Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD) but will be...
Posted March 12, 2014
Overview: The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Agricultural Market and Systems Development Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD) but will be...
Posted March 12, 2014
  Overview: The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Agricultural Market and Systems Development Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD) but will...
ACDI/VOCA | Posted February 27, 2014
Through its Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, USAID is seeking brief project examples of engaging and benefiting the very poor through push/pull approaches to inclusive market development. Based on the definitions provided below, USAID is interested in examples of efforts (successful or not) to better integrate “push” and “pull”...
Erin Scronce | CGAP |Posted February 20, 2014
CGAP Seeks Examples of Financial Innovation for Smallholder Farming Families How did you reach smallholders with an innovative product or financial service? Smallholder farmers and their families comprise the largest group of people (by livelihood) living on less than $2 a day. As part of a new initiative to understand how tailored financial...
OpenIDEO | Posted February 14, 2014
OpenIDEO is a platform where people design better, together for social good. This week, the organization celebrated an exciting milestone with the launch of their new Amplify program, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). With Amplify, IDEO.org is focusing on human-centered design and increased collaboration to large-...
ACDI/VOCA | Posted February 13, 2014
  Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) is a three-year contract to support USAID programming that fosters inclusive growth through markets. LEO is contributing to learning in a number of interrelated technical areas, including scaling up technology adoption and beneficiary outreach. LEO seeks to identify and document successful strategies...
Microfinance Opportunities |Posted September 18, 2013
MFO has developed an online Course and Toolkit aimed at supporting branchless banking providers interested in incorporating Consumer Education as part of their adoption strategies. This Toolkit gathers lessons learned and insights from the implementation of a Consumer Education for Branchless Banking (CEBB) Program in India, Zambia and...
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|Posted September 18, 2013
USAID, the British Department for International Development (DFID), and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have developed a partnership to explore opportunities for collaborative and complementary efforts in the area of market systems development approaches to programming. The resulting Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the...
Making Cents International |Posted August 28, 2013
Making Cents International is hosting a series of webinars designed to provide participants with concrete tools and knowledge to apply to their work in the youth economic opportunities sphere. If you can’t make the webinar, many of the presenters will speak at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference in Washington DC, September 10-...