Market Development

Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural & Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
AZMJ
Event Date: 
Mar 2, 2015 (All day) to Mar 3, 2015 (All day)

The two-day learning event will focus on innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets amid global climate change. The conference will convene a melting pot of top industry leaders from financial institutions, donors, investors, private sector companies and development organizations. This year, the conference will explore the issue of climate change through three key learning tracks:

1. Strengthening Rural & Agricultural Infrastructure;

2. Expanding Financial Services to Rural Areas; and

Value Chain Program Design Training

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Action for Enterprise (AFE)
Event Date: 
Sep 15, 2014 (All day) to Sep 19, 2014 (All day)

Action for Enterprise (AFE) is offering a series of three to five-day workshops that present the latest methodologies and practice for designing value-chain programs that incorporate strategies for sustainable impact. Participants will learn how to design programs that result in market-based solutions to MSME constraints such as market access, input supply, technology/product development, management training, policy reform, and access to finance.

Inclusive Finance India Summit

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Inclusive Finance India
Event Date: 
Dec 8, 2014 (All day) to Dec 9, 2014 (All day)

The Inclusive Finance India Summit (prior to this year known as Microfinance India Summit) is a global flagship initiative of ACCESS Development Services. The objective of the Summit is to inform and influence the pro-poor policy framework and strengthen the enabling environment, and bringing all stakeholders together to discuss key issues and challenges and build consensus on the way forward for financial inclusion. The Summit's d

Building Effective Partnerships for Development: Two-Day Course

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Business Fights Poverty, The Partnering Initiative
Event Date: 
Oct 9, 2014 (All day) to Oct 10, 2014 (All day)

We’re excited to announce a new two-day course this October on “Building Effective Partnerships for Development”.  The course, led by The Partnering Initiative in association with Business Fights Poverty, will take place in Oxford, UK, on 9 and 10 October.

The programme will develop essential partnering skills, understanding and knowledge. The course is aimed at individuals charged with developing partnerships or who are representing their organisations within partnerships. It will balance core content with highly interactive, experiential learning.

Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

How to inspire a generation of farming entrepreneurs: A new report outlines how Africa's youth can find employment in agriculture without getting their hands dirty

When we talk about African development, there is a belief that its booming population can only equal crisis. By 2040, Africa's workforce could be one billion strong, so finding jobs for this young population should be at the forefront of government agenda. This challenge is coupled with Africa's increasing demand for varied and nutritious foods.

Resource Type: 
Article

Kiva at Four

This essay is a sequel to the case titled “Kiva and the Birth of Person-to-Person Microfinance,” published by the author in Innovations (Winter/Spring 2007). Started by the author, Jessica Jackley Flannery and Moses Onyango in 2005, Kiva is an online lending platform that allows individuals in the developed world to loan to small businesspeople in the developing world. Kiva operates in the microfinance space and works with a growing network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in more than 40 countries.

Resource Type: 
Report

Kiva and the Birth of Person-to-Person Microfinance

Matt Flannery started Kiva in 2005 with his wife, Jessica. Kiva is an online lending platform that allows individuals in the developed world to loan to small business people in the developing world. Kiva operates in the microfinance space and works with a growing network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in more than thirty countries. Their MFI partners post the profiles of their loan applicants to the website. Internet users in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond make small loans via PayPal to these businesses. The businesses pay the lenders back over a period of about a year.

Resource Type: 
Report

2014 Deloitte Millenial Survey

The survey gathered the views of more than 7,800 Millennials (those born in 1983 or later) who had a college or university degree and who were employed full-time. There were roughly 300 respondents each in 26 countries in North America, Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. The survey was conducted online from October 10 – November 11, 2013 and was compiled by Milward Brown.

Resource Type: 
Report

Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce: The 2014 Millenial Impact Report

The first four Millenial Impact Reports (2010 TO 2013) have given organizations, causes, leaders, fundraisers and individuals around the world better insight into the next generation of volunteers, donors and advocates. Since 2009, the Millennial Impact Project has focused on Millennials’ preferences when engaging with causes. By allowing Millennials to describe how they wish to give and help causes, organizations have been better able to reach them.

Throughout the first four years of the Millennial Impact Project, the following trends emerged and evolved:

Resource Type: 
Report

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