USAID has re-launched it’s Microlinks website with new features and functionality to create a dynamic and collaborative learning environment for microenterprise development practitioners.
The original site will still be operational during the transition while the new beta website can be accessed at microlinks.kdid.org
About Microlinks Microfinance Website
Microlinks captures new learning in microenterprise development, disseminates it among practitioners, USAID mission staff, and other donors, and connects those actors to each other in order to improve development outcomes around the world. Using a knowledge-driven approach to microenterprise development, Microlinks aims to extend and multiply the impact of the learning and innovation developed through microenterprise research and practice.
Microlinks members now have many ways to tap into industry “know-how”:
- Connect with colleagues with their profiles
- Participate in Speakers Corners in the Learning Marketplace
- Search and filter results in Library Resources
- Read, rate, and comment on documents and resources
- Access field-tested practices in the Good Practice Center
- Join or start a new community
USAID Microenterprise Development
USAID’s vision for microenterprise development includes increasing the ability of poor households to protect their assets and seize economic opportunities; helping microenterprises become more competitive in local, regional and global markets; and promoting policy and regulatory reforms that can ensure that economic growth is accompanied by poverty reduction.
USAID’s Microenterprise Development office supports Microlinks and a broad array of knowledge-sharing tools, strategies, and events through the Knowledge-Driven Microenterprise Development program, implemented by The QED Group, LLC and its sub-contractors,International Resources Group and Training Resources Group.