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Articles, academic studies, field learnings, and research about the landscape of actors and their invovlement in the smallholder and rural finance market. Information for market landscapes is often collected through extensive on-the-ground interviews and workshops.

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On March 25, 2021, ISF Advisors hosted two webinars to discuss the findings...

Report: In our new report with ISF Advisors, we define the landscape of agricultural Platforms, their risk and impact potential, and the path forward for supporting their growth.
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In March 2020 we set out to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic would...

Report: This learning brief examines actual impacts of COVID-19 rural households in Kenya using real stories and data from the field. The data was collected during the first five months of the crisis, from mid-March to mid-August 2020.
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How can governments create, incentivize, and regulate space for the private sector in...

Farmland aerial view
Report: This new Briefing Note from ISF Advisors builds on previous analysis of the natural stages of agricultural finance, and interrogates more deeply the transition that countries make from government-led to more bank-led agricultural finance.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.
Rural farming pathway
Report: COVID-19 poses an imminent threat to rural livelihoods, agricultural trade, and food security. Building on over a decade of research into rural households, our new series aims to identify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets.
Rural children in schoolhouse
Report: Recognizing the critical role that women and youth play in rural economies, our Pathways to Prosperity research included deep dives on engaging both client segments in achieving inclusive agricultural transformation. In this blog, we share key learnings from the youth deep dive.
Rural women writing in notebooks
Report: Key learnings from our Pathways to Prosperity gender deep dive.
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The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5...

Market landscape

Articles, academic studies, field learnings, and research about the landscape of actors and their invovlement in the smallholder and rural finance market. Information for market landscapes is often collected through extensive on-the-ground interviews and workshops.