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Detonante Program Invites Honduran Youth into the Digital Economy

Employment challenges persist in Honduras, especially among young people. But one positive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the …

Soccer Star Cuadrado Becomes Youth Ambassador of USAID Colombia Youth Resilience Activity

In Medellin’s Comuna 8, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, one of the most important Colombian soccer players in recent years, was presented …

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Abshira Ahmed, an entrepreneur bakery owner, strengthened her business thanks to a grant for much-needed new equipment.   Ever since she …

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Struggles and Successes of Testing a Business Accelerator Model for Women in Bangladesh’s Agricultural Market

Access the article by Bidowra Khan and Nathalie Me-Nsope, published by Agrilinks, July 2022 here.

Projekat Velika Mala Privreda

Projekat Velika Mala Privreda (Big Small Businesses Project) is a five-year activity that will enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to …

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How Do We Reconcile a Post-Conflict Colombia? Boosting Economic Inclusion

By Katherine Ko, Daniel Sumner, and Melissa Matlock Decades of conflict may have divided Colombian communities, but a 2016 peace deal between …


How Do We Reconcile a Post-Conflict Colombia? Changing Perceptions, Attitudes, and Beliefs 

By Katherine Ko, Daniel Sumner, and Melissa Matlock  A 2016 peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed …

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Feed the Future Ghana Market Systems and Resilience

Background Narrative The USAID-funded Ghana Market Systems and Resilience Activity (MSR) is a five-year, $35.9M follow-on project to USAID/Ghana ADVANCE …

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How ACDI/VOCA and Tanager #BreakTheBias of Gender Discrimination

This International Women’s Day, on March 8, we envision a world where all genders are treated equally. Learn more below …

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Young Women Contribute to Food Security & Nutrition in Northern Kenya

Talaso Bonaya lives in Toricha village in the North Horr sub-county of Northern Kenya’s Marsabit County. Growing up in a …


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Colombian Youth Leaders Hit the Ground Running in 2022 with Youth Resilience Activity’s Support

At the end of last year, a record 1.2 million Colombian youth voted to elect 10,824 of their peers to …