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BEAM Exchange

Building effective & accessible markets

The BEAM Exchange aims to support development practitioners that work with business to fight poverty, transforming markets so they work better for poor people. Whether you're looking to design, implement or evaluate a project, our goal is to cut through the clutter and bring you straightforward advice on how to implement market systems approaches successfully.

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Updated M4P guide
What are the key principles and frameworks which guide effective intervention in – and development of – market systems? The updated guide aims to help practitioners put the approach into practice.


Blogs: Market systems in the spotlight
Read about market based approaches in development from DFID's David Kennedy, plus Ashley Aarons shares his highlights from SEEP 2014, and John Humphrey outlines how to achieve scale in markets for nutritious food.


Adaptive Management case study and webinar
Development actors increasingly agree that managing programmes adaptively can improve their effectiveness. But what does adaptive management look like in practice?


Join the BEAM Exchange team 
Are you a markets systems or value-chain development specialist who can use your knowledge and experience to take forward BEAM's work on policy research and practitioner learning? We're hiring so get in touch.

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