Reports & Publications - Building Markets

Reports & Publications

Browse reports on our programs, our internal research, and Building Markets research commissioned by our donors and partners.

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Access to Finance

  • Access to Finance Guide for Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Mozambique (2016)  DOWNLOAD  | PORTUGUESE
  • An Assessment on the Financial Inclusion of Syrian-owned Enterprises in Turkey (English) (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • SME Snapshot: Financial Inclusion  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH

Afghanistan

  • Afghan Business to Business Event: Creating Linkages from Helmand to Kabul (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Afghan First Business Matchmaking Event (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report (2013)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report (2013)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Afghanistan Compact & Local Procurement Monitoring Project (2007)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week Afghanistan (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Impact Report: Afghanistan Marketplace Initiatives (2006-2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Job Creation in Afghanistan: Putting Aid to Work (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Research Paper on the Herati Marketplace (2010)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Spending the Development Dollar Twice (2009)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Annual Reports

  • Building Markets Annual Report 2021  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Building Markets Annual Report 2022  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Circular Economy

  • The Circular Economy Toolkit: Empowering SMEs Toward Sustainable Development  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH

Civil Society

  • Enabling a Localized Aid Response in Syria: An Assessment of Syrian-led Organizations (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Whats the Point, If Nothing Changes? Current Practices and Future Opportunities to Improve Remote Monitoring and Evaluation in Syria (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Colombia

  • Empowering Inclusivity: A Roadmap for Unlocking the Economic Potential of MSMEs in Colombia (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Impact on SMEs in Jordan, Turkey, and Myanmar – Research Brief (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in Jordan – Report (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Business in Türkiye – Part II (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Businesses in Turkey – Executive Summary (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Businesses in Turkey – Report (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Economic Impact Analysis

  • Afghanistan Compact Procurement Monitoring Project (2007)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Economic Impact of UN Peacekeeping (2006)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Economic Impact of UN Peacekeeping Interim Report (2005)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Spending the Development Dollar Twice (2009)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Environmental Sustainability

  • The Circular Economy Toolkit: Empowering SMEs Toward Sustainable Development  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH

Extractives

  • Leaving a Trace: A Report on the Economic Impact of the Mining Sector in Liberia (2014)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Liberia: Domestic Timber Value Chain Analysis (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Haiti

  • Business in Haiti’s Food and Beverage Sector (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Buy Local. Build Haiti. A General Overview (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Haiti First: Promoting Local Businesses in Procurement (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Haiti Impact Report (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Haiti Marketplace Results to Date (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Information on the Haiti Marketplace (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Marketplace Profile: Haitian Women in Business (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Rapport Impact Haiti (French) (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | FRENCH
  • Rebuilding Haiti: A Survey of Buyers and Builders Two Years After the Earthquake (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Regional Verification (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Job Creation

  • Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • FAQs for Job Creation in Afghanistan Report (2007)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Job Creation in Afghanistan: Putting Aid to Work (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Jordan

  • 2019: PR – Launch of Jordan Matchmaking Platform and Company Guide  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Another Side to the Story Jordan: A Market Assessment of Refugee, Migrant, and Jordanian-owned Businesses (2019)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH
  • Company Guide: A Snapshot of Jordan’s Investment and Market Opportunities – (February 2019)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in Jordan – Report (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Lebanon

  • Market Overview: Small & Medium Enterprises in Beirut & Mount Lebanon  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Liberia

  • Ebola, Jobs, and Economic Activity in Liberia (2016)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Final Report for the USAID Sustainable Marketplace Initiative (SMI-L) Program  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Leaving a Trace: A Report on the Economic Impact of the Minig Sector in Liberia (2014)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Liberia: Domestic Timber Value Chain Analysis (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report (2013)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report (2014)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report (2015)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report (2016)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Market Overviews

  • Market Overview Report – Liberia (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report – Liberia (2013)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report – Liberia (2014)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report – Liberia (2015)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview Report – Liberia (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Market Overview: Small & Medium Enterprises in Beirut & Mount Lebanon  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Methodologies

  • Estimating the Fiscal Impact of Peacekeeping Missions (2006)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Managing Risks in Fragile and Transitional Contexts (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Local Hiring and Procurement (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Mozambique

  • Access to Finance Guide for Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Mozambique (2016)  DOWNLOAD  | PORTUGUESE

Myanmar

  • An Overview of Myanmar’s Recycling Industry (2019)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Fostering Myanmar Suppliers: Connecting SMEs to New Opportunities (2014)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • United Nations Global Compact Activity Report (2017)

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Peacekeeping

  • Economic Impact of UN Peacekeeping (2006)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Economic Impact of UN Peacekeeping Interim Report (2005)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Supplier Diversity & Procurement

  • Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Enabling a Localized Aid Response in Syria: An Assessment of Syrian-led Organizations (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Enabling a Localized Aid Response in Syria: An Assessment of Syrian-led Organizations (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Fostering Myanmar Suppliers: Connecting SMEs to New Opportunities (2014)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • SME Snapshot: Role of SMEs in Earthquake Relief and Recovery (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • The Untapped Potential of Supplier Diversity in Turkey (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH

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Refugees & Migrants

  • 2019: PR – Launch of Jordan Matchmaking Platform and Company Guide  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Another Side to the Story Jordan: A Market Assessment of Refugee, Migrant, and Jordanian-owned Businesses (2019)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH
  • Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Emerging & High-Value Sectors for Syrian Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Enabling a Localized Aid Response in Syria: An Assessment of Syrian-led Organizations (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Navigating the Digital Imperative: Backgrounder for Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • One Year Later: Revisiting the Contributions of Syrian Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Rapid Needs Assessment: The February 2023 Earthquake’s Immediate Impact on Syrian SMEs in Türkiye  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: A Syrian Business Hub in Fatih (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Financial Inclusion  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: SMEs in Building Markets’ Turkiye Network (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Small Businesses in the Southern Region of Turkey (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Business in Türkiye – Part II (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • What Works Series: Best Practices in Mentorship for SMEs (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH

Risk

  • Managing Risks in Fragile and Transitional Contexts (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Timor-Leste

  • Timor-Leste Business Community Overview Part I (2009)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Timor-Leste Business Community Overview Part II (2010)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Timor-Leste Impact Assessment – Baucau (2010)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Timor-Leste Impact Assessment – Lautem (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Timor-Leste Micro Matchmaking Impact Assessment (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Timor-Leste Tender Distribution Impact Report (2011)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

Turkey/Syria

  • An Overview of Localization Research (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2017)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Building Markets Business Survival Guide #1: Banking Practices in Turkey (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH
  • Building Markets Business Survival Guide #2: Government Incentives for Businesses in Turkey (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH
  • Building Markets Turkey One Pager 2024  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Building Markets Türkiye Two Pager 2024  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Business Survival Analysis of Syrian-owned Enterprises in Türkiye: What Works Best? (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Circular Marketplace Türkiye One Pager 2024  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Emerging & High-Value Sectors for Syrian Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Enabling a Localized Aid Response in Syria: An Assessment of Syrian-led Organizations (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Executive Summary: Business Survival Analysis of Syrian-Owned Enterprises in Türkiye (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Executive Summary: SME Earthquake Needs Assessment  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Navigating the Digital Imperative: Backgrounder for Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • One Year Later: Revisiting the Contributions of Syrian Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Rapid Needs Assessment: The February 2023 Earthquake’s Immediate Impact on Syrian SMEs in Türkiye  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Research Brief: The Positive Economic Contributions of Refugees in Türkiye  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: A Syrian Business Hub in Fatih (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Economic Outlook of SMEs in the Earthquake-Affected Region of Türkiye (2024)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Financial Inclusion  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Job Creation Among Syrian Businesses in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Role of SMEs in Earthquake Relief and Recovery (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Small Business Support Services, What Drives Business Growth and Job Creation? (2024)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: SMEs in Building Markets’ Turkiye Network (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: SMEs in Building Markets’ Türkiye Network (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: SMEs in Türkiye Food Services Sector (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: SMEs in Türkiye’s Manufacturing Sector  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Exporters in Turkey (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Micro-Enterprises in Turkey (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Small Businesses in the Southern Region of Turkey (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Business in Türkiye – Part II (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Businesses in Turkey – Report (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • The Impact of Social Cohesion Policies of Türkiye on the Economic Integration of Syrian Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in Türkiye (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • The Untapped Potential of Supplier Diversity in Turkey (2021)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Turkish-Syrian Business Partnerships – A Nascent Opportunity (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Turkish-Syrian Business Partnerships, Part II – An Opportunity in Progress (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • What Works Series: Best Practices in Mentorship for SMEs (2023)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Whats the Point, If Nothing Changes? Current Practices and Future Opportunities to Improve Remote Monitoring and Evaluation in Syria (2018)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees in Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH

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Women

  • Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report (2013)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report (2013)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Marketplace Profile: Haitian Women in Business (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • Marketplace Profile: Haitian Women in Business (2012)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH
  • SME Snapshot: Syrian Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey (2022)  DOWNLOAD  | ARABIC | ENGLISH | TURKISH
  • Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees in Syrian SMEs in Turkey (2020)  DOWNLOAD  | ENGLISH