What does it take for a market systems approach to ‘leave no one behind’?
What are the particular opportunities and barriers of employing a 'market systems' approach to reach highly marginalised men and women?
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If you work in a development programme, there is a high chance that the media can help you achieve your goals. Yet out of the 31 projects using a markets systems approach we identified worldwide, only a quarter have chosen media outlets as partners.
Poultry farming is a widely practiced agricultural activity with a high potential for poverty reduction, enhancing food security for the poor and women’s position in the household and society in Tanzania.
The global wave of refugees and displaced persons presents an overwhelming challenge to agencies, NGOs and supporting services driven by conflicts and environmental crises. Traditional donor dependency and relief models look less and less sustainable in a world of economic downturns and donor fatigue. There has to be a new way forward backed by the private sector and civil society, where refugees become economic actors with rights, instead of helpless dependents.
In the context of Bangladesh, two of the most influential informal norms are family loyalty and social hierarchy, and these norms permeate many layers of social interaction and structure, including market systems and businesses.
There is a movement catalysing within the humanitarian community calling for increased consideration of local market systems when preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies. The movement is towards market-based programming.