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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 …

USAID Laos Microenterprise Training Helps Family Double Their Income

Bounyord Hakpanya (above) is a construction worker from Ban Sarm, a village located in the Kham District in the Xiengkhoung …

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USAID/Honduras Activity Offers Small Grants in Response to Migrant Crisis

In early 2021, the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity established two new grant mechanisms to support small business owners …

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Q&A with U.S.-Based Volunteer Supporting Small Business Development in Her Native Kyrgyzstan

Altynai Hur is a business development specialist based in Michigan and a native of Kyrgyzstan. She recently completed a virtual …

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On Journey to Self-Reliance, Northern Kenyan Counties Form Trading Bloc

Ten counties in Northern Kenya are part of the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC), which is dedicated to improving the …

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Chamber of Commerce Transforms To Better Serve Traders & Community in Northern Kenya

Picture Northern Kenya’s Turkana County and arid lands and people struggling with hunger may come to mind. For decades, residents …

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Adaptive Management Leads to Agile Responses in Bangladesh

Published on the MSD Hub of the Market Systems Symposium, August 18,2020

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COVID-19 and A Rapid Analysis of Honduran Enterprises’ Capacities to Cope

Published on the MSD Hub of the Market Systems Symposium 2020, June 19, 2020

Widow Rebounds from Adversity through Kenya LMS Support

Kuresha Bile, a mother and widowed farmer in central Kenya, has seen it all. In 2009, her life crumbled around …

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Daring to Stay

How Young Honduran Entrepreneurs Are Transforming Their Hometowns

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Official Development Assistance & Impact Investing Can Work Together to Make the World a Better Place

This article originally appeared on the SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) website prior to SOCAP19, an annual conference focused on market-based …

What Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Can Do for International Development 

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency, Libra. Libra will be managed by a consortium of firms known as the Libra Association and will fully …

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