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Improving Microenterprise through Open Data

Colombians make panela, a form of sugar typical in Latin American countries and a source of income for many Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups. / David Osorio, ACDI/VOCA

A collaboration between two data-focused groups at USAID has resulted in an interactive map of microenterprise activity that will lead to better informed policy decisions.

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Rural and Agricultural Finance in the Spotlight at Cracking the Nut Conference

By Shari Berenbach, Director of USAID’s Microenterprise Development Office Some 600 million agricultural smallholders presently earn less than $2 per day – and the press is on to develop effective service methods that both lead to increased food production and food security.  Yet, we know a lot more about what doesn’t work to reach these […]

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Moving Forward: Development in Conflict-Affected Mindanao

I recently returned from a 10-day trip to the Philippines where I had the opportunity to visit a number of USAID-assisted projects in Mindanao.  The second largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao is graced with stunning natural beauty—towering mountains and verdant plateaus—but is also the location of a protracted conflict that has held back the […]

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