Economic Growth

Final Performance Evaluation Of The Leveraging Effective Application Of Direct Investments Project

Author: Dorsainvil, D., Benschoter, E., Moncoeur, B., Mahotiere, F., Michel, H. | Publication Date: 3/2016
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PROJECT BACKGROUND Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments (LEAD) is a USAID-funded $12 million project implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) from July 2011 and recently extended to March 2017. It was conceived as a pilot project with the objective of stimulating growth and employment by supporting Haitian […] Continue reading

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Subjective Measures of Women’s Economic Empowerment

Interest in supporting women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in recent years has created an awareness of the need for more accurate and detailed data if gender disparities are to be appropriately and successfully addressed. This brief review finds that initiatives that are collecting data focus on objective measures of WEE, such […] Continue reading

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Women in Cross-Border Agricultural Trade

Author: Caselli-Mechael, E. ; with technical contributions from Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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Agricultural sector strategies increasingly recognize the critical contributions that women make to food security and agriculture-led growth. Continue reading

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Expanding the Role of Minority Serving Institutions in the Work of USAID

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2011
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In 2009-2010, efforts were renewed to both broaden and deepen the involvement of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in United States Agency for International Development (USAID) agricultural programming, and under the auspices of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) an MSI Working Group was formed. Members of the […] Continue reading

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Gender Integration in USAID/Mali Accelerated Economic Growth Program Report on Technical Assistance Activity

Gender Assessment: USAID/Ghana

USAID/Ghana is in the process of developing a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) that will cover fiscal years 2011-2015. The new strategy will focus on the same four development objectives (DO) as the current strategy: Economic Growth, Education, Democracy and Governance, and Health. The USAID/Ghana Mission anticipates substantially realigning […] Continue reading

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A Calf, A House, A Business of One’s Own: Microcredit, Asset Accumulation, and Economic Empowerment in GL CRSP projects in Ethiopia and Ghana

The USAID-supported Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program (GL CRSP) supported savings and credit (S&C) programs as part of its overarching goal to address risk in rural livelihoods. Two different models of microfinance programs were initiated in the GL CRSP activities in East and West Africa. The Pastoral Risk Management […] Continue reading

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Livelihood Options for Girls: A Guide for Program Managers

Author: Caro, D. | Publication Date: 2009
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The guide reflects lessons learned from a literature review the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 conducted last year. The review revealed a variety of gender-related factors that contribute to the economic and social vulnerabilities of different subpopulations of adolescents and put them at increased risk of HIV […] Continue reading

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Identifying Appropriate Livelihood Options for Adolescent Girls: A Program Design Tool

Author: Caro, D. | Publication Date: 2009
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There are many different types of livelihood1 programs, including microfinance, conditional cash transfers, vocational skills training, scholarship programs, financial literacy, life-skills training, and so on. These programs are often applied to adolescents without distinguishing how their specific socio-cultural (e.g., age, gender, religion, marital status, residence, and school attendance) and economic […] Continue reading

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Title XII: The Vision, the Institutions, and the Activities (full report)

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2008
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Over the years, the scope and level of activities carried out by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through U.S. universities that have been characterized as “Title XII activities” has declined dramatically. The early members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) had a broad and […] Continue reading

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