Feed the Future
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Demystifying Market Systems Resilience

Event Date: 
May 20, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online Event
Marketlinks and Agrilinks


Market systems programming seeks to make markets more competitive, inclusive, and resilient. Recent advances in concepts for how to define and assess market systems resilience push the boundaries of traditional market measures. A first step is thinking through risk analysis to help demystify the concept of market systems resilience and present considerations for how to move forward.

On May 20th, Marketlinks, Agrilinks and speakers Kristin O'Planick and Tatiana Pulido hosted a webinar exploring what USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security means by market systems resilience, why it matters for our programming, and what tools are currently available to support measurement.

For additional information on this topic, check out the Market Systems Resilience Measurement Resources tool page. 


Headshot: Kristin O'Planick
Market Systems Specialist, USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security

Kristin O'Planick is a Market Systems Specialist in USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security where she seeks to advance market systems facilitation throughout the Feed the Future p

ortfolio. Previously, in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, & Environment, she assisted market systems, enterprise development, and youth employment programs. She also managed Marketlinks.org, the Trade & Competitiveness Activity, and the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project. With nearly two decades of international development experience across all geographic regions, Ms. O'Planick has worked in a variety of technical areas including market systems, enterprise and livelihoods development, workforce, food security, agribusiness, rural finance, and sustainable tourism. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea. Ms. O'Planick earned an MBA with distinction from the Johnson School at Cornell.

Headshot: Tatiana Pulido
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security

Tatiana Pulido is a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist with the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security with over 10 years of experience leading issues in food security.

In her current position, she supports the design and implements innovative approaches to monitoring, evaluation, and learning; particularly leading the development of market systems measurement in resilience and food security. Previously, she served as the unit lead for the Feed the Future MEL Division and field support team, which provided technical assistance to over 35 Feed the Future USAID missions in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She also designed and executed impact evaluations on water governance in Tajikistan and agriculture input adoption in Uganda. Ms. Pulido served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania, has a B.A. with honors from Brown University, and an M.Sc. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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