Our approach to inclusive economic growth is cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary. Whether we are advancing productive uses of energy, supporting inclusive market systems development, catalyzing inclusive finance for women or Indigenous-led enterprises, applying gender/social inclusion-lens investing strategies to sectoral development, or advising on inclusive, gender-responsive business enabling environment policies to crowd in new actors, we know that equitable economic well-being for all population segments within a community is a critical cornerstone of resilience and sustainability. We build relationships between formal and informal economic actors in all their diversity to develop capacity and sustain growth that directly addresses systemic barriers or constraints to inclusive economic growth, including workplace discrimination, wage gaps, informality and unpaid work, and inequitable access to financial resources, training and skills building, and employment opportunities.
Inclusive Economic Growth .
Empowering Youth to Drive Economic Reform in Tunisia
The Tunisia JOBS project works with university students to demystify the economic reform process and introduce how they can advocate for positive change that will create more job opportunities and improved competition.
Nona Kavartskhelia: Hairdresser in Georgia
After completing a New Economic Opportunities-supported course in hairdressing in Georgia, Nona Kavartskhelia was able to find a job with a beauty salon in Kutaisi.
Tesanj Dairy Association
The USAID and Sida joint Fostering Agriculture Markets Activity project connected the Tešanj-Usora Women’s Agricultural Association with new skills and technologies to improve the quality and quantity of their dairy products.
Youth Involvement in Agriculture
Philip DeCosse sits down with Dr. Tom Reardon to discuss opportunities for youth to benefit from intermediary growth.
The ingredients were all there: a skilled workforce, a creative entrepreneur, and a USAID project providing technical advice. In Moldova, it was the precise recipe for success.
ATU: An Urban Winery Run by Visionary Young Entrepreneurs
Moldova Competitiveness Project supported Moldova’s first urban wine startup to invest in new winemaking equipment and upgrade staff's technical skills. Run by young entrepreneurs, the company now exports bottled wine to the EU.