Levi Strauss Foundation, 2017

LS&Co. commissioned this report to identify and promote promising strategies to advance gender equality across the apparel supply chain while strengthening business operations. The report identifies five priority focus areas for investment and details ten strategies that are making the global apparel supply chain more fair, engaging, and productive for all.


Global Microscope 2016: The Enabling Environment for Financial Inclusion

The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2016


The Global Microscope assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. It was developed by the The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in collaboration with the Multilateral Investment Fund, the Development Bank of Latin America, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, and Citi Microfinance. MANAUS supported the EIU with the analysis of a number of the countries included in the tool. To access the reports, please click on: Global Microscope 2016 | Global Microscope 2015 | 

Utility Business Models for the Base of the Pyramid

Inter-American Development Bank, 2016

This study focuses on the business models of three utility companies in Colombia that have successfully entered traditionally underserved BOP markets to provide access to finance. As Latin America and Asia house the world’s two largest BOP markets, the study draws relevant lessons to utility companies in Asia seeking to enter the BOP market. The report was commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank and its findings are to be presented at the Asian Development Bank’s 2nd Inclusive Business Forum to take place in Manila in February 2016.


The 2016 Migration Governance Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2016


Commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and designed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Migration Governance Index (MGI) aims to provide a consolidated framework for evaluating country-specific migration governance structures, and to act as a potential source for informing implementation of the migration-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The MGI looks at 15 countries and uses 73 qualitative questions to measure performance across five domains identified as the building blocks of effective migration governance: 1) institutional capacity, 2) migrant rights, 3) safe and orderly migration, 4) labor migration management, and 5) regional and international cooperation.

FSM Family Health and Safety Study

United Nations Population Fund, 2015

This cross-sectional study aimed to gauge the prevalence and types of violence against women in Micronesia. The study also documented the associations between partner violence and the wellbeing of the woman and her children. Our Global Research Manager, Carlued Leon, led field research activities in FSM and co-authored the final study report.