Impact evaluation

Independent evaluation for Propcom Mai-karfi Programme, northern Nigeria

2018 Final evaluation report


for market systems approaches

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Published by
Upper Quartile in Association with WYG
Project implementer
Propcom Mai-karfi
Results level
Poverty reduction
Mixed method
Data source
Intervention types
Improved access to finance
Improved access to information
Improved input supply
Improved marketing of products
Improved product / service quality
Improved value chain coordination

The Promoting Pro-poor Opportunities in Commodities and Service Markets (Propcom) Mai-karfi Programme, completed in March 2018, aimed to stimulate changes to selected market systems and pro-poor growth in two main ways:

  • Improving poor farmers’ access to input and output markets by improving the commercial relationships between farmers, input and service providers, traders and large processors; and
  • Increasing private sector investment in rural markets and increasing the availability of goods and services to poor farmers, entrepreneurs and consumers.

This is a theory-based evaluation, assessing the programme’s impact and relevance to the beneficiaries and the extent to which systemic change (sustainable change at scale) has taken place in the targeted markets.

The report finds that the interventions were designed to overcome identified market constraints. This lead to greater access of market-related goods and services therefore helping to increase incomes for the poor. As a result, households increased their resilience and decreased their levels of poverty.

About Propcom Mai-karfi
Propcom Mai-karfi is a programme supported by DFID, aimed at increasing the incomes of 650,000 poor men and women in northern Nigeria.