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"More than Micro" Milestone 8: First Special Event with Agrilinks (October 2014)

Tue, March 22, 2016
Microlinks Team
Check out the eight installment of our "More than Micro" series and how we deepened our partnership with Agrilinks.

5 Hacks to Boost Any Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Part 1

Thu, January 14, 2016
Mike Ducker
J.E. Austin Associates
Interested in economic growth, job creation or entrepreneurship? Don't miss this post!

“More than Micro” Milestone 6: “From Microfinance to Inclusive Market Development” Evidence Summit (December 2012)

Mon, January 4, 2016
Microlinks Team
Post six in our "More than Micro" series focuses on the evidence summit, "From Microfinance to Inclusive Market Development."

“More than Micro” Milestone 5: Establishment of the GROOVE Learning Network (June 2009)

Wed, December 16, 2015
Microlinks Team
Check out the fifth in our "More than Micro" series -- talking about the GROOVE Learning Network.

“More than Micro” Milestone 4: Launch of the Value Chain Development Wiki (April 2009)

Fri, December 11, 2015
Microlinks Team
The fourth in our "More than Micro" series. This time we look back at the launch of the Value Chain Development Wiki.

“More than Micro” Milestone 3: “Microenterprise Development in a Globalizing World” (June 2006)

Wed, December 9, 2015
Microlinks Team
Check out the third post in our "More than Micro" series, focused on the conference, "Microenterprise Development in a Globalizing World."

“More than Micro” Milestone 2: First Breakfast Seminar (July 2005)

Tue, December 1, 2015
Microlinks Team
The second post in our "More than Micro" series, focused on Microlinks' Seminar Series.

“More than Micro” Milestone 1: Launch of the original Microlinks site (2003)

Mon, November 30, 2015
Microlinks Team
The first in our "More than Micro" series, looking back at the last 12 years of Microlinks.

Notes from SEEP 2015 - Women’s Economic Empowerment

Mon, October 26, 2015
Rosamund Mische John
Knowledge Management Specialist
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
This year’s SEEP Conference focused on inclusion and resilience, and included a Women’s Economic Empowerment track. Find out some of what we learned here.

Making Women Count: The Challenge of Measuring Gendered Impact in Market Systems Facilitation

Tue, October 13, 2015
Sonia Jordan
Gender Advisor, Private Sector Development Team
Adam Smith International
Sonia Jordan of Adam Smith International dives into challenges associated with measuring the integration of women's economic empowerment in market systems programming.

The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment: What is the Way Forward?

Tue, September 29, 2015
Gianluca Nardi
Senior Technical Advisor
CARE International
What are the challenges to women's economic empowerment in business? Check out Gianluca Nardi's take.

Can Private Sector Partnerships Create Pro-Poor Market System Change?

Thu, September 17, 2015
Susan Rae Ross
CEO and Founder of SR International
What do you think are the most important models for partnerships in emerging markets? Read Susan Rae Ross's take and tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Seeking Smallholder Resilience: Technologies, Relationships, and Rules – Oh My!

Tue, September 15, 2015
Adam Keatts
Agriculture Knowledge Manager
Leading up to SEEP Network's 30th anniversary and conference, Adam Keatts writes a post on what it takes to build smallholder resilience.

Resilience and System Evolution

Wed, September 9, 2015
Paul Bundick
Director, Department of Economic Development and Livelihoods
FHI 360
Where is the balance between resilience and robustness? FHI 360's Paul Bundick takes this question on in this post, leading up to the Challenge Conference this month.

Hurdles in the Last Mile

Tue, August 18, 2015
Daniel White
Technical Director for Agriculture
Dan White of ACDI/VOCA shares some learnings on last-mile delivery and overcoming barriers to distribution.