M4P - Making markets work for the poor

27 Mar 2017 – 31 Mar 2017
Zürich, Switzerland
NADEL - Center for Development and Cooperation

The training course provides a basic introduction into the concept and methods of the M4P approach. M4P is a systemic approach that attempts to understand and overcome the failure of systems to serve the needs of the poor. Contrary to traditional project approaches, where implementing agencies provide or support services directly to the poor, within M4P an agency acts as a facilitator who aligns key players and key functions of a system to produce sustainable benefits for the poor. As the term M4P indicates, the approach was originally developed to analyse and strengthen market systems and private sector development. Today the approach is also applied for non-market systems and public sector activities.

Key Topics

  • Enabling environment for private sector development
  • Strategic framework of the M4P approach
  • Analyzing and understanding systems and system change
  • Sustainability of system change
  • Facilitation of system change
  • Measurement of M4P interventions
  • Management of M4P interventions


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