Launch of a Flagship E-Commerce Program

This program aims to provide technical assistance and other resources to small and medium-sized enterprises across industries to implement e-commerce systems within their companies, as detailed in this success story.

Moldova For Peace

Moldova for Peace was born in response to the tragic developments in Ukraine in 2022. This success story details the social cohesion campaign which urged peace and unification while combatting fake news and hate.

Invest in Emerging Economies to Protect Our Future

This post originally appeared on Fast Company on April 17, 2023.  We have the money and ingenuity to solve the world’s greatest challenges. What we need most right now is to unlock the massive capital needed to harness both the entrepreneurial potential in frontier and emerging economies and relevant technology that will provide the breadth of…

Elizabeth Fustos

Elizabeth Fustos has extensive expertise in the design and implementation of economic growth programs in Europe and Eurasia, Asia, and Africa, with a particular focus on partnership development with the private and public sectors, donors, academia, and industry organizations. She currently serves as senior advisor for strategy and partnerships for the Europe and Eurasia division,…

Building a Robust and Resilient Digital Economy for the Philippines

Growth prospects for the Philippines’ digital economy are promising; the internet economy grew by 32% from 2015 to 2019 and 93% from 2020 to 2021. However, the Philippines is falling behind regional peers in digital adoption. Longstanding distrust in digital transactions and limited digital infrastructure contributing to unequal access to services delivered via the internet…

Driving Sustainable Growth in Moldova’s High-Value Agriculture, Wine, and Tourism Sectors

Moldova, a landlocked country bordered by Romania and Ukraine, faces a challenging development path. The country needs to sustain macroeconomic stability and revive private sector growth, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic recession, and the regional crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have all caused economic uncertainty. Structural factors, like an overall declining population,…

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

This fact sheet details Chemonics’ work to support entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Using a facilitative approach, we partner with local businesses and service providers to improve market linkages, foster innovation, develop products, increase access to new or improved inputs, and identify market opportunities.

Case Study: Climate Smart Agriculture

Youth entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector can provide direct career opportunities for young innovators while also promoting a cascade of positive economic outcomes for other young people along the agricultural value chain and reducing the carbon footprint of food production.

Cultivating Equitable Opportunities in Libya’s Private Sector to Promote Stability

Libya’s remote and historically underserved Fezzan region has endured a decade of ethnic conflict. Moreover, the area has also been the hardest hit by a country-wide liquidity crisis. The vacuum created by instability has been filled by the underground economy. Smuggling has become the economic lifeblood of the region as tribes have exploited the country’s…

Lucine le Moal

Lucine Le Moal is the managing director of the USAID Invest activity which provides investment advice and facilitation for businesses and investors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Previously, Lucine led ELAN, a UK aid project in the DRC that supported the development of the private sector for seven years, especially in the…