Bridging the Gap

USAID Libya Economic Acceleration Program

Connexus is working with Chemonics International and Super Novae on the USAID-funded LEAP Activity, which works with vulnerable communities, victims of conflict, private enterprises, and business development service (BDS) providers to cultivate community cohesion and enhance private sector competitiveness. Connexus’ Access to Finance Expert works with Libyan financial institutions (FIs) to determine their capacity and […]

Compliance and Capacity Strengthening for Diverse Partnerships (CCSDP) IDIQ

Connexus was awarded USAID’s Compliance and Capacity Strengthening for Diverse Partnerships (CCSDP) IDIQ, along with its Consortium, including ME&A, Palladium and local and regional partners. CCSDP has a ceiling of $250M and a period of performance through Sept. 30, 2028. The main objective of CCSDP is to ensure that local organizations have the capabilities and […]

Institutional Strengthening of Colombian Firms Supporting Formalized Land Transactions

In supporting USAID/Colombia’s Land for Prosperity Activity, under the Tetra Tech-led STARRIII IDIQ, Connexus is working with five organizations in Colombia that are dedicated to addressing the challenges stemming from informal land rights through titling programs, strengthening government capacities to manage land, and creating legal economic opportunities for rural communities. Connexus employs its Impact Strengthening […]

Access to Finance Assessment for Energy in Sierra Leone

Connexus was contracted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct an access to finance assessment for last mile electrification in Sierra Leone. Along with our subcontractor Tetra Tech, Connexus studied how the increased availability and reliability of electricity, coupled with access to financial services, can be a platform for economic growth in the agricultural […]

Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity

Connexus led the Finance and Investment Unit under CNFA’s USAID-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity, which exceeded its target of facilitating$225M in agribusiness lending and investment capital through lead agribusinesses. Using a market systems and value chain approach, Connexus developed agricultural finance capacity in partner financial institutions (FIs) in the northern states of […]

Organized Learning Event on the Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems

The first-ever Cracking the Nut Health conference brought almost 200 participants from 25 countries to discuss Health innovations, the role of front-line health workers, private sector engagement, data access and ownership, and many more thought-provoking quandaries in this ever changing world. The learning event, entitled Cracking the Nut Health: The Role of Communities in Building […]

SME Finance in West Africa

Connexus conducted market research on supply and demand for small and medium enterprise (SME) finance in West Africa (Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso). Connexus paired international and local finance specialists to interview banks engaged in SME finance and survey 225 SME owners and managers on their needs and interests. The teams each conducted three […]

Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA)

Leading the Banking Capacity Building Component, Connexus provided short- and long-term assistance to USAID’s $108 million Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) in partnership with Chemonics International. FAIDA worked to build a sustainable and inclusive financial sector that meets the needs of micro, small, and medium enterprises, ensuring that they have […]

Elan RDC (Phase 2)

Connexus developed financial products tailored to the needs of river transporters and coffee exporters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for DFID’s (UK Department for International Development) ÉLAN RDC project. Connexus conducted training sessions for 90 river transporters in business management, financial management, and the formation and management of savings and credit groups. These […]

Youth Development Program for Sub-Saharan Africa

Connexus advised United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) on the design of a holistic approach to support youth development, including access to demand-driven financial services and non-financial services via linkages with youth service organizations (YSOs). Connexus assisted in the review and revisions of a funding proposal for the MasterCard Foundation.

Cross-Sectoral Youth (CSY) Project

Connexus supported a one-year holistic project to improve employment opportunities and enterprises for youth in Eastern Congo, including design of market-driven training and coaching programs and a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the financial and social performance impacts. Through the program, Connexus designed and delivered four training sessions on basic accounting and cash flow […]

Akazi Kanoze

Connexus designed and delivered training courses on credit and risk analysis for youth-oriented loan products for Akazi Kanoze youth borrowers and staff. Connexus also provided technical assistance to COOJAD, a microfinance cooperative focused on serving young entrepreneurs in Rwanda. With our technical assistance, senior management staff learned how to implement and manage a USAID-DCA guarantee […]

Governance Training

Connexus developed a governance development program for the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA Ltd), the apex microfinance investment and promotion agency in Afghanistan. The purpose of the assignment was to strengthen and adjust MISFA’s governance structure to support its board and senior management in realizing its ambitious and challenging agenda. Connexus designed a […]

Strategic Partnering Assistance

In 2013, Connexus assisted the Small Business Banking Network (SBBN) with its strategic planning, focusing on partnerships and how to yield more impact for the small business banking industry. Connexus worked closely with SBBN management and the board to move toward a sustainable business model. In reviewing the final version of the strategic plan, Gantt […]