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Abstracts & Briefs

Young People and Agriculture: Strategic Priorities for Impact

Tue, July 18, 2017
While the narrative around agriculture in Africa can invoke a story of back-breaking labor and subsistence, with agriculture seen as a last resort option for poor, there is a much different story to cultivate.

Entrepreneurship and Acceleration: Questions From the Field

Tue, February 21, 2017
This data brief explores the mobility of entrepreneurs using data from the Entrepreneurship Database Program.

Local Systems and Market Systems

Tue, November 8, 2016
This briefing paper provides an overview of the complementarities of the local systems framework and the inclusive market systems framework.

Practical Tools for Measuring System Health

Wed, August 10, 2016
This brief paper describes an effort to build a set of basic and easily used tools for monitoring system dynamics or system health.

Evaluating an Economic and Social Empowerment Intervention in Zambézia, Mozambique

Tue, July 5, 2016
Evaluation of an integrated ES program in Mozambique

The Importance of Wage Labor in Achieving Agricultural Market Development Objectives

Wed, June 8, 2016
This brief considers what is meant by wage labor and why it matters for achieving USAID’s objectives of poverty alleviation and increased food security.

How Can We Use Markets to Reach the Poor with Nutritious Foods?

Wed, June 1, 2016
Findings from Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania show that markets face many challenges in bringing nutritious foods to the poorest and most vulnerable.

Value Chain Selection in the Context of Inclusive Market Systems Development

Tue, February 23, 2016
What criteria should be considered when selecting value chains in the context of inclusive market systems development? Check out this LEO brief.

Reconsidering the Concept of Scale in Market Systems Development

Wed, January 27, 2016
Economic development programs are increasingly taking a systems approach. This paper suggests that the shift to a systemic perspective calls into question the utility of using scale as a key measure of project success, at least in its current usage.

ASPIRES South Africa RCT Factsheet

Wed, November 18, 2015

ASPIRES South Africa Factsheet

Wed, November 18, 2015