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Financing Growth Blog

In this blog series, USAID explores the ways to catalyze private capital for dev

In this series, we explore how private capital can be mobilized for development objectives while also renewing our focus on both emerging and established approaches to financial inclusion.

Will Market Competition Translate to Improved Mobile Money Service and Outcomes in Liberia?

Thu, November 30, 2017
Erica Bustinza
Chief of Party mSTAR/Liberia
In Liberia, a new mobile money provider has been onboarded to a mobile salary payment project, opening up the market to healthy competition.

Lessons Learned Using Mobile Tools to Compile Financial Diary Data

Tue, September 5, 2017
Elaine Chang
Senior Manager, Global Market Development
Learn how mobile technology is revolutionizing financial diaries data collection.

Q&A With Chemonics' Christy Sisko on the Revenue Capital Approach (Part 2 of 2)

Thu, June 22, 2017
Microlinks Team
This post is the second of a two-part blog series showcasing a Q&A session with Christy Sisko on the revenue capital approach and its revolutionary effect on the small and medium enterprise (SME) financing world.

Q&A With Chemonics' Christy Sisko on the Revenue Capital Approach (Part 1 of 2)

Wed, May 31, 2017
Microlinks Team
In this Q&A with Chemonics' Christy Sisko, learn how the revenue capital approach is providing critical financing opportunities for SMEs at important growth stages.

Pursuing an Evidence-Based Approach to Ending Extreme Poverty

Wed, May 10, 2017
Dianne Calvi
Jacqueline Bass
Learn how Graduation programs are emerging as a high-impact and sustainable approach to alleviating extreme poverty.

A Complementary Online Resource to the Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

Tue, March 21, 2017
Explore USAID's recently released interactive online resource to complement The Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture!

Mobile Money Solves Risky Cash and Lack of Loans for Farmer in Ghana: New Video

Tue, March 7, 2017
Learn how mobile money has impacted the agricultural sector in northern Ghana.

New Video Shows How Mobile Money Makes Inroads in Malawi

Mon, February 27, 2017
Learn how Feed the Future Malawi Mobile Money Project takes a strategic approach to building mobile money networks through building capacity for service providers, banks, and regulators.

Mobile Money Helps Farmers Grow Their Businesses in Bangladesh

Wed, February 22, 2017
By offering a secure way to store money and access financial services, mobile money has the potential to increase the efficiency of programs and significantly improve the resilience of smallholder farmers in Bangladesh.

Liberian Health Care Workers Transition to Mobile Money

Wed, January 18, 2017
Erica Bustinza
Project Manager
mSTAR is working with Liberia’s Ministry of Health to roll out mobile money salary payments for health workers.