We work to unlock the financing that value chain actors need to make investments in productivity, post-harvest systems, and mechanization. On the demand side, we focus on improving farmers’ financial literacy and strengthening the technical and business skills of producer organizations. On the supply side, we support the design, deployment, and scale of financial products and motivate financial institutions to engage in agriculture by linking them to tools that mitigate risk.
Access to Finance.
Piloting and Promoting Best Practices for Economic Growth
Piloting and sharing approaches to job creation, public financial management, trade and customs, access to finance, enterprise and workforce development, and economic inclusion is promoting economic growth in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Improving Financial Inclusion in Rural Colombia
Improving the financial stability of rural individuals and families in Colombia is essential to strengthening the national economy and preventing a relapse of the 52-year-long internal conflict.
Making Development Dollars Go Further
Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will not be easy — or cheap. It is estimated that an extra $2.5 trillion in funding will be needed to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Soon after the goals were finalized in 2015, it became clear that traditional philanthropy and official development assistance at its current levels would…
News: Chemonics at Evaluation 2017
Improving the effectiveness of a program, policy, product, or organization requires assessing strengths and weaknesses — also known as evaluation. From November 6 to 11, evaluators, scholars, and students from around the world convene in Washington, D.C., for the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference to explore diverse evaluation practices and learn from their successes. The…
News: Farmers Don’t Exist in a Vacuum: Leveraging Intermediaries to Make Market Systems Work Better for All
To feed the world’s 7.5 billion people and help smallholder farmers earn a decent living, development programs often focus on teaching farmers better production techniques. From promoting irrigation to encouraging proper pesticide use, helping farmers to produce a larger harvest is a tried and true method to increase food security and incomes. Yet farmers do…