Through market systems strengthening, micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprise development, and entrepreneurship promotion, Chemonics helps to create, grow, and sustain businesses that stimulate economic growth. Using a facilitation approach, we work with local businesses and service providers to improve market linkages, foster innovation and product development, and increase access to new or improved technologies. We work alongside entrepreneurs to improve their access to capital, enhance their technical skills and knowledge, and strengthen the sustainability of high-quality business development services — all of which leads to more productivity, jobs, and growth.
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development .
Vila Roz: Supporting Rural Tourism in Moldova
A grant from the Moldova Competitiveness Project allowed a retired seamstress to supplement her pension by opening a guesthouse. Projects like these increase local employment and boost rural tourism in Moldova.
Stabilizing Iraq, One Job at a Time
Salar was forced to leave his hometown of Bashiqa during the conflict with ISIS, where he spent his time working as a blacksmith. He was supported by USAID's Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities, or Tahfeez, program.
Producer Associations in Colombia
Responding to the violence and instability brought by coca cultivation, associations in Anorí, Colombia created a plan to return to responsible farming, resulting in an improved economy, reduced violence, and an empowered community.
Deputy Chief of Party-Technical, USAID/Colombia Economic Integration in Migrant Community Activity