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Analyse des Chaînes de Valeur pour la Pistache et le Piment dans le Plateau Central d’Haïti

Analyse des Chaînes de Valeur pour la Pistache et le Piment dans le Plateau Central d’Haïti
Ce rapport présente les résultats d’une étude sur le terrain menée en Haïti, principalement dans la région du Plateau Central. Cette recherche a permis d’identifier et d’évaluer les principaux acteurs, circuits d’écoulement et opportunités pour le piment (piman ou piman bouk en créole haïtien) et les cacahuètes (pistach en créole haïtien). Les résultats de ce rapport permettront de finaliser un document de projet, accompagné d’un plan de travail, pour financement par le Département de Développement et de Coopération Suisse (DDC) en vue de la fusion de Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) et des méthodologies de chaîne de valeur visant à aider les pauvres à grandir économiquement et de manière durable.

Economic Strengthening for Vulnerable Children: Principles of Program Design and Technical Recommendations for Effective Field Interventions

Economic Strengthening for Vulnerable Children: Principles of Program Design and Technical Recommendations for Effective Field Interventions

LWA Field Report: Economic Strengthening for Vulnerable Children

MEDA was part of the team that researched and produced the 2008 report Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Principles of Program Design and Technical Recommendations for Effective Field Interventions. This guide filled an important gap at the intersection between programs seeking to support vulnerable children and those seeking to reduce their economic challenges. The document outlines
best practices for economic strengthening that are appropriate to multi-sectoral teams and programs. David James-Wilson, Veronica Torres, Thierry van Bastelaer, and Brenda Yamba (Save the Children); Lisa Parrott (MicroSave and Save the Children); Margie Brand (EcoVentures International); and Ben Fowler (MEDA) (February 2008)

Hot Pepper and Peanut Value Chain Analysis in Haiti's Central Plateau

Hot Pepper and Peanut Value Chain Analysis in Haiti's Central Plateau
This report presents the findings of the field research conducted in Haiti, primarily in the Central Plateau region, that identified and evaluated the main actors, product flows and opportunities for hot peppers (piman or piman bouk in Creole) and groundnuts (pistach in Creole). The findings of this report, will contribute to a final proposal and work plan to the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) which aims to pilot the merging of Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) and value chain methodologies to help the poorest of the poor grow economically and in a sustainable manner.

Impacts of Microfinance Initiatives on Children

Impacts of Microfinance Initiatives on Children
MEDA and Partners in Technology Exchange (PTE) co-authored Impacts of Microfinance Initiatives on Children, a DFATD-commissioned study that examined the impacts of microfinance activities on children in Egypt, Bolivia, Tanzania and India. The 2007 report found that children were actively engaged in many, if not most, of the microenterprises examined. Study findings suggest that children play an important role in the initial growth of family enterprises that begin to access credit through microfinance institutions. Engagement in a family or non-family business allows children to acquire new technical, business and life skills that can lead them to a future business career, though risks to children must be minimized for these benefits to be realized.

Jordan Valley Links: Enterprise Development for Women and Youth in the Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley Links: Enterprise Development for Women and Youth in the Jordan Valley
Jordan is of great geo-political significance in the Middle East, bordering Israel, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia, and is considered a ‘pocket of peace’ in a region that is otherwise highly unstable – both politically and economically. The Jordanian economy suffers from structural unemployment and weak labour market governance. Food security is a significant challenge linked to limited availability of water resources, growing populations, and climate change. Jordan has relatively few natural resources and imports 97% of its energy needs. Small enterprises are important contributors to its economic growth, employment and job creation, especially for women and young people. In fact, small and medium-sized enterprises have been responsible for between one-half and two-thirds of all private sector employment in the country.

More Inclusive Finance for Youth: Scalable and Sustainable Delivery Models for Financial and Non-Financial Services

More Inclusive Finance for Youth: Scalable and Sustainable Delivery Models for Financial and Non-Financial Services
Over the past decade there has been a surge in investment to advance youth financial inclusion, with various organizations around the world testing and evaluating a variety of financial instruments targeting young people in low-income countries. Many of these projects have incorporated a non-financial component, mainly financial education or business and vocational training, aimed at further strengthening young people's financial capability and business skills. The e-MFP Youth Financial Inclusion Action Group was tasked to document these youth financial services that have integrated components of non-financial services. INMAA (Institution Marocaine d’Appui a la Microentreprise), a MEDA partner under the MasterCard Foundation supported project, YouthInvest documented their experience integrating non-financial services with the newly developed youth financial product, Invest Jeunes. Click here to read more.

YouLEAD Brochure

YouLEAD Brochure

The YouLead project will promote job creation for 7000 young women and men (ages 18-35) by supporting growth in the small business sector, and providing skills training, tools, and access to finance for young workers and young adult entrepreneurs. It will increase the equitable participation of young people in entrepreneurship and economic activities in targeted natural resources, such as agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and ecotourism
in Cross River State.

In five years, the project aims to connect young people to innovative financial products and services that will help them develop skills to become economically active and enter the job market. To this end, MEDA will partner with Financial Service Providers in Cross River State to build their capacity on developing products and services aimed at increasing financial inclusion for young people.