Market Building


Robust and functioning markets are key for states and their citizens, particularly those in the midst of reform and transition. Market building consists of setting rules for commercial activity, supporting the growth of private business, and intervening during times of crisis. Understanding this framework, expanded market opportunities also allow governments to more effectively spend their resources and leverage capital to deliver on their mandates for sustainable change. ISE’s work focuses on developing the tools and frameworks for building integrated markets and identifying assets to support inclusive growth and development.

Economic Tools Mapping: Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

The Caribbean presents a vulnerable combination of several very small states and a propensity to major natural catastrophes such as hurricanes. This combination spurred the creation of the world’s first multi-country risk pool. The Caribbean…

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State Function: Market Engagement, Disaster Readiness & Resilience
Insight & Analysis: Market Building
Topic: International Development Finance
Regions: Americas
Location: Haiti
Publication Type: Economic Tools
Economic Tools Mapping: IFC Small and Medium Enterprise Toolkit

Traditionally many business management tools were the preserve of public corporations and multinationals.  Now, as a result of the IFC small and medium enterprise (SME) toolkit initiative, tools such as business plan generators, website builders,…

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State Function: Market Engagement
Insight & Analysis: Market Building
Topic: International Development Finance
Location: Central & South Asia
Publication Type: Economic Tools
Economic Tools Mapping: Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) aims to deliver assistance to underdeveloped countries with a focus on good policy, country ownership and developmental results. This note describes how MCC forms partnerships with highly underdeveloped countries and…

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Economic Tools Mapping: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Impediments to foreign direct investment are a key constraint for developing countries seeking economic growth and poverty reduction. For many developing countries, political risk is one of the most significant impediments within this category. The…

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State Function: Market Engagement, Infrastructure
Insight & Analysis: Market Building
Topic: International Development Finance
Publication Type: Economic Tools
Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy, and Poverty to Prosperity

The story of how Spain transitioned from a military dictatorship to a situational monarchy with a Parliamentary democracy is widely known. This paper scrutinizes the deeper process: how Spain developed its national institutions to build…

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Economic Tools Mapping: Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s developmental finance arm, mobilizes private capital to simultaneously solve global challenges and advance US foreign policy. This note considers how OPIC helps US businesses unlock emerging…

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