Published by
Global Shelter Cluster & Markets in Crises CoP

A simple guide for shelter practitioners on implementing market-based programming (MBP) in humanitarian and development responses.

There are a number of priority markets and market systems that shelter and settlements practitioners will find relevant to understand in their work and that can inform and influence response activities. These include both markets that affected populations are using to meet their shelter needs, and markets that practitioners might interact with for the response itself.

This guide looks at:

  • key types of shelter markets
  • applying MBP to shelter programming
  • the complexity of shelter markets

It also provides examples of MBP shelter interventions.