Call for Case Studies: Facilitating Pathways out of Poverty
USAID’s Office of Microenterprise Development is developing an agenda to deepen learning on facilitating pathways out of poverty, especially for the very poor, through use of market development approaches that effectively leverage and support this transition. USAID is interested in capturing and promoting a range of innovative or ‘knowledge-rich’ approaches, models and interventions.
To capture emerging field-based learning, USAID is seeking brief case studies. Case studies should be approximately 4-5 pages long and focus on a specific learning aspect of a project—a methodology, an approach, a tool, an innovative sequencing, or some combination of these—that helped place poor households on a trajectory out of poverty. Projects that used a market-oriented approach [such as the value chain approach, Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), or other similar methodology] and successfully incorporated the very poor are of particular interest.
Case study abstracts are due on October 21st, 2011. A review committee will select 6-10 abstracts to be developed into case studies. Up to $15,000 will be provided to each selected applicant to develop the case.
Please see the terms of reference below for additional information and application guidelines.
To learn more about Pathways Out of Poverty, please see MicroReport #173.
Submit by October 21, 2011