Liquidity Toolkit: A Selection of Tools for USAID’s Use in Promoting Liquidity

Liquidity—the ability for financial institutions, businesses, and individuals to access money—is a key indicator of a healthy financial system that supports economic growth. In times of crisis (such as the COVID-19 pandemic), a lack of liquidity threatens the entire economy. … Read More

Women-Owned Businesses in Cross-Border E-Commerce: A Diagnostic Toolkit

The growth of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), especially women-owned enterprises, is critical to the growth of all economies in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region. E-commerce, which covers both physical goods ordered online and digital goods and … Read More

USAID Customs Modernization Handbook: Applying Risk Management in the Cargo Processing Environment

Developed under USAID’s Leadership in Public Financial Management II (LPFM II) project, this Customs Modernization Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive guide for Customs agencies to develop an active risk management analysis framework in the cargo processing environment. This handbook … Read More

Microfinance Decision Support System

A scientific, expedient, and cost- effective system for assessing customer demand, needs, and risk. The Microfinance Decision Support System applies sound economics, empirical research, and statistical techniques to guide MFIs’ strategic decisions. The system consists of a custom-built assessment methodology … Read More

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