Current Articles

Impact Investing

Investing and Engaging in the Care Economy: Briefs for Gender-Smart Investors and Other Actors

The Canopy Lab partnered with GenderSmart & 2X Collaborative Care Economy Working Group to produce two briefs to amplify the importance of investing in the care economy. These documents are geared toward investors, investment influencers and related actors who are interested in starting or deepening their engagement with the care economy through more gender-smart capital allocation.


Shaping Our New Normal: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Reimagine a More Inclusive International Development Workplace

This research — which includes input from 950 development professionals across humanitarian, WASH, agriculture, and economic growth fields, representing all career levels, 23% minority voices, and 92 nationalities—explores professionals’ shifting perspectives on their careers in light of the seismic changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Impact of COVID-19 on the Talent Pipeline of Market Systems Development (MSD) Activities

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the workforce participation and career ambition of women and other underrepresented groups is well documented across many sectors, but there is limited evidence from the international development sector. This research explores the impact of COVID-19 on the talent pipeline of MSD programs.