Towards a more inclusive approach to Market Systems Development
How can development practitioners get business and markets to work more effectively for people living in poverty?
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All MSD programmes recognise the necessity to mainstream gender in their activities. However, too often the collection and analysis of gender-disaggregated data does not lead to informed strategies for effective economic empowerment for women. Here are three rules for genuine gender mainstreaming.
Many of us working on market systems interventions have at some point struggled to influence government. At ENABLE2, a business environment reform programme in Nigeria, we’ve often felt that frustration. We’ve also learned, over seven years, some valuable lessons.
USAID’s Agricultural Value Chains Project (AVC), implemented by DAI, has explored the factors that limit development of Bangladesh’s mid-stream segments and identified targeted areas for intervention to begin to work around these barriers and catalyze transformation in the mid-stream.