Market Systems Innovations – From the Field

  • Date Posted: September 18, 2013
  • Authors: Margie Brand
  • Organizations/Projects: EcoVentures International
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

DFID has been one of the leading agencies in Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), a market systems approach that works with the private sector to catalyze changes in markets that benefit the poor. DFID’s flagship M4P project in Kenya is the Market Assistance Programme (MAP), managed by Mike Field, a recognized leader in value chain and M4P approaches. Field and his team are exploring innovative, scalable solutions in cross-cutting systems and specific value chains. This seminar will explore lessons from MAP’s market systems approach, including innovations using village agent models, retail strengthening strategies, innovative ICT applications, and business-to-business behavior change strategies.