Facilitating market systems development for sustainable impacts that matter to the poor:
Markets are complex systems of human relationships and rules in very challenging contexts. Markets in different sectors like agriculture, energy,
health, sanitation, etc. can be a powerful "tool" to give marginalised actors in developing countries, and those who provnews_ide services
to them, access to valuable networks, technologies, experiences and assets that can help them work their way out of poverty.
However, markets can be plagued with inefficiency & inequality between different groups of people, especially in contexts where poverty
is acute. This can be caused by a number of things, for example lack of access to critical information like prices, misunderstandings and
conflicts between market actors, regressive policies and poor infrastructure.
Over the last decade, market practitioners working for Practical Action across South Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the UK
have developed, tested and improved a participatory and systemic approach to markets that reduces poverty sustainably and at scale - PMSD.
16th - 19th March 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal
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