Leveraging local market systems networks

BEAM Webinar: Leveraging local market systems development networks, 31 January 2017
Speakers: Margie Brand, EcoVentures International; George Okeyo, Self Help Africa; Rifat Zareen Nadia, Market Development Forum (MDF) Bangladesh; Juerg Merz, Helvetas; and Rajiv Pradhan, SwissContact.

Local country networks play a role in networking, coordinating, and building capacity of practitioner organisations and other market actors in implementing more effective market systems development strategies. Current examples includes Nepal Market Development Forum, Bangladesh Market Development Forum and Kenya BDS Donor Coordination Group.

At this webinar we looked at what can be done to scale or strengthen local network’s impact, or replicate their practice in other countries.

We discussed findings from the recent BEAM Exchange research study on leading local learning networks; how to increase collaboration and cross-learning between existing local market development networks; and ways to leverage local networks as a platform to support improved market systems development practice in the field.