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Market Development

Market systems development works with the private and public sectors to generate inclusive growth, enhancing the ways that the poor interact with growing markets to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.

We facilitate market growth by addressing underlying constraints and supporting disruptive innovations to reach scale and improve access for all. We strive for whole system change, harnessing the power of market forces to achieve sustainable impact at scale.

We have pioneered complex market development programmes in agriculture, and we are applying this approach to new sectors, including construction, manufacturing, technical and vocational education and training and finance. We collaborate with our in-house Impact Investments team, alongside donors and private sector players, to position investment at the core of our approach to market development.

Our expertise encompasses the whole lifecycle of market systems programming, including::

  • Project scoping and design
  • Implementing large, complex programmes
  • Monitoring and results management
  • Programme review and evaluations
  • Research and strategic advisory for corporations, donors and foundations

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