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The purpose of this note is to introduce a methodology for investigating the extent of impoverishment and transitory poverty escapes, as well as the factors that help protect against impoverishment and support sustained poverty escapes.
A push/pull approach aims to bring more structure to poverty reduction work at both ends of the economic spectrum through a more interactive, coordinated, market-led process of gradual change at both the household and systems levels.
The benefits of a value chain facilitation activity can extend to firms, farms, households and individuals that do not have direct contact with the set of interventions (goods or services) provided by the activity. When smallholder farmers are the target beneficiaries of agricultural value chain activities, they might be reached through other firms in the value chain, such as product buyers, suppliers of supporting services, or input suppliers.
This report considers the state of the sector as it relates to market systems strengthening, Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), value chain development and enterprise development. These terms are often used interchangeably or at least exhibit significant cross-cutting areas to be grouped together for the purposes of this report. The report considers both learning networks in each region and key donor-funded projects in each region.