External review

Independent review of DFID Nigeria's Market Development in the Niger Delta project (MADE)

Phase 1 and 2 with reference to other M4P projects in Nigeria

Published by
Nathan Associates

The overall focus of the review is to determine the extent to which MADE has achieved its objectives and contributed to the body of knowledge on market systems programmes, particularly those implemented in conflict-prone regions. 

It has assessed interventions within MADE’s two components (market development component and Edo State Investment Portfolio (ESIP) component) and reviewed cross-cutting aspects such as gender, monitoring and evaluation, influencing of stakeholders and collaboration with other programmes.

Overall, MADE’s market development component has successfully introduced innovative business models and generated instances of systemic change in five markets: agricultural inputs, cassava, poultry, fisheries and palm oil. 

The findings have also allowed the review team to develop specific recommendations for future DFID programming.