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Are Kenya’s Mobile Lending Apps Solving or Perpetuating Debt?

A recent article published by Boston Review explored the pitfalls of digital finance and mobile lending apps in Kenya, a …

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The Feed the Future, Farmer-to-Farmer Connection

Do you know the important connection that exists between USAID’s global Feed the Future initiative and the volunteer program Farmer-to-Farmer …

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Ivanka Trump & USAID Administrator Green Meet Women Entrepreneurs Empowered by ACDI/VOCA in Colombia

Four Colombian women had the opportunity to present their business ventures to Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and eldest …

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ACDI/VOCA’s 2018 Annual Report

We are proud to present our Annual Report for 2018: DEVELOPING MARKETS. This report’s theme speaks to so much of …

AV Ventures Partners Locally to Bring Impact Investing to the Kyrgyz Republic’s Missing Middle

In the Kyrgyz Republic, as in many emerging or developing countries, large firms attract investors with deep pockets, while smaller …

Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise (PhilCAFE)

Despite significant progress in recent years, the Philippine coffee sector remains in need of support to realize its full potential …

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Helping Women Forge Their Own Paths Out of Extreme Poverty in Kenya

In traditionally patriarchal societies like those in Northern Kenya, women continue to face entrenched gender biases and inequalities that limit …

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USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project in the Kyrgyz Republic

Increasing market access and competitiveness Background Narrative To increase sales and jobs at Kyrgyzstani small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the …

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Mozambican Entrepreneur Opens Nursery to Cultivate Seeds and Customers

Roughly 80 kilometers outside of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, smallholder farmers like Jaime Alberto Tila are looking for ways to …

From Struggling Milk Producer to Thriving Entrepreneur in Burkina Faso

In central-northern Burkina Faso in the city of Kaya, fresh milk is not always available. Because of low investment in …

Development For Today’s Markets: Aligning Practices With Economic Transformation

We are at an important juncture in international economic development. Globalization has led to an era of unprecedented interconnectivity of …

ACDI/VOCA to Target Enterprise Growth in Kyrgyz Republic under USAID’s Enterprise Competitiveness Project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded ACDI/VOCA the Enterprise Competitiveness Project (ECP) in the Kyrgyz Republic. …

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Are Kenya’s Mobile Lending Apps Solving or Perpetuating Debt?

A recent article published by Boston Review explored the pitfalls of digital finance and mobile lending apps in Kenya, a …