This FIELD Brief is the third in a series produced by the Financial Integration, Economic Leveraging and Broad-Based Dissemination (FIELD) Support Program. Managed by AED,* FIELD represents a consortium of leading microenterprise development and microfinance organizations committed to advancing practice through innovation, learning and exploration. FIELD Briefs support this goal by sharing our experience and inciting dialogue on key issues
This 12-page brief offers an introduction to seven programming principles and one-page overviews of eleven economic strengthening tools from asset transfers to microfinance to enterprise development and value chain initiatives. Each one-pager includes a definition, examples from Africa, programming recommendations and highlights on what is successful and what to avoid.