MSD programmes aim to make markets function more efficiently and beneficially for poor women and men by working mostly with businesses. Alongside this,work with the private sector however, partnerships with government ministries, departments and agencies are also an important part of MSD and many MSD programmes now have experience of working with government.
Despite this growing experience of working with government, MSD practitioners worldwide frequently cite working with the public sector as one of the most difficult aspects of their work. Three common challenges are:
- How to influence government?
- How to strengthen government service delivery?
- How to help government and businesses work together more effectively?
This case study shares lessons from AIP-Rural on addressing these three challenges.
The first phase of the programme was implemented from 2013 – 2018, with the second phase (PRISMA-2) from 2019 – 2023 in East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua and Central Java.