Case study

Katalyst’s contribution to systemic change in the maize market

The Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond Case No.10


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Published by
The Springfield Centre
Project implementer
Results level
Growth and access to services
Mixed method
Data source
Intervention types
Improved access to finance
Improved access to information
Improved input supply
Improved product / service quality
Improved value chain coordination

Katalyst is a market development programme that aims to increase the productivity and incomes of small farmers and micro and small enterprises by facilitating access to information, skills, services and market linkages.

Intervention description

The case study looks at Katalyst’s work to help develop the Bangladesh maize market.

Farmers were informed of maize demand and were able to meet this demand effectively through access to high quality inputs and effective market linkages.

Evidence methodology

The report relies on information generated through:

  • the programme's monitoring and evaluation system
  • the review of intervention documents
  • interviews with programme staff

The data used is from the programme's monitoring and evaluation system which was successfully audited against the DCED Standard in 2016.


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