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M4P (Making Markets work for the Poor) training


Market Development

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Making markets work for the poor (M4P) is a practical approach to reducing poverty, grounded in best practice and guided by four underlying principles:

  • Systemic Action (understanding where markets are failing to serve the needs of the poor and acting to correct those failings)
  • Sustainable Change (delivering sustainable outcomes by better aligning key market functions and players)
  • Large-scale impact (targeting intervention that benefits large number of poor people)
  • Facilitative role (determining a catalytic purpose for the development agent that stimulates, but does not displace, market functions or players).

The assignment for the Consultant was to support Sida to develop a basic module for a two-day M4P-introductory training.