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This study looks at how PIND’s market systems approach to development programming helped farmers build resilience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 provided a unique challenge within the Niger Delta's fragile operating environment. It was important to understand how the external pressures impacted the market systems that PIND has been supporting over the last eight years and how they are adapting to those pressures to ensure that they can continue providing necessary services to their clients to limit the negative impact of the restrictions on the poor. 

The assessment hopes to:

  • Provide a better understanding of the level of maturity and resilience of the market systems that PIND has been supporting in the Niger Delta by examining the relationships between the market actors and how effectively they have adapted and innovated to address the challenges raised by the crisis.
  • Provide evidential data to enable PIND to better articulate, report on, and present its experience building resilient market systems in a conflict-ridden region to a wider global audience via the BEAM Exchange. This will engender learning and stimulate intellectual discourse that will further enrich the Niger Delta experience.