Sites, blogs and organizations which have interesting things to say about international economic development.

Market System Development

The BEAM Exchange is active in gathering blog posts and resources for Market System development

The SEEP network focuses on gathering resources on Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems

The MAFI (Market Facilitation Initiative) from SEEP seems to be inactive but still has an interesting library of resources

USAID’s Microlinks hosts interesting conversations, webinars and resources on Inclusive Market development

The Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) focuses on encouraging entrepreneurship in emerging markets

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) has good resources for measuring market based programs (M&E)

The Springfield Center from the UK was a leader in developing the M4P methodology.

Great Introduction Video by BEAM Exchange explaining Market System Development

Women's Economic Empowerment

An M4P WEE framework was developed in 2012 and will be updated in 2016

USAID through their LEO project developed a WEE framework for Value Chain market systems

The DCED has some interesting resources on WEE

The UN Foundation Roadmap publishes case studies of WEE programs

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) published Understanding and Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment

USAID’s Feed the Future developed an influential Women’s Empowerment Agriculture index