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


for market systems approaches

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Published by
Nathan Associates
Project implementer
MADE Nigeria
Results level
Poverty reduction
Observational / Qualitative
Data source
Intervention types
Improved access to information
Improved input supply
Improved product / service quality
Improved value chain coordination

MADE Nigeria promotes inclusive, pro-poor growth for farmers in rural agricultural markets.

The focus of this 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. 

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. 

Intervention description

Interventions were assessed within MADE’s two components: market development component and Edo State Investment Portfolio (ESIP) component. Cross-cutting topics - such as gender, monitoring and evaluation, influencing of stakeholders and collaboration with other programmes - were also reviewed.

Evidence methodology

The evidence presented is based mainly on a literature review of key programme documents. It also involved two field visits which included 70 face-to-face interviews with key stakeholders, other meetings, four focus groups, as well as other research and analysis.

The nature of this review is more qualitative than quantitative. The review team did not collect primary data during this assignment; all the quantitative data presented was provided by the MADE team and accepted at face value.

This programme's results measurement system passed an audit against the DCED standard.