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M4P HUB http://www.m4phub.org/

M4P Hub is a knowledge and exchange forum for all those interested in making markets work better for the poor (M4P).If you're an experienced professional wanting to network or new to the sector and looking for ideas and answers – you’ve come to the right place.

What will you find on this site?

  • An introduction to the what, why, how of M4P
  • Resources, tools and links to guide you in planning and implementing M4P programmes
  • A forum for news and debate with policy makers and practitioners
  • A route finder to what M4P programmes are currently being implemented and current M4P stakeholders.

If you think there is a question we should answer or an issue we could cover, then let us know.

DCED on measuring and reporting 

http://www.enterprise-development.org/page/measuring-and-reporting-results

 The DCED Standard provides a practical framework, whereby programmes can monitor their progress towards their objectives. This enables programmes to better measure, manage, and demonstrate results

VCD Selection

Value Chain Selection Tool as used by Fair and Sustainable Advisory Services for West Africa Regional Office, Q1-2, 2013.

 Springfield Centre

http://www.springfieldcentre.com/

http://www.springfieldcentre.com/resources/springfield-papers/

Developing outputs for the public domain is a priority for us. While much of the Springfield Centre’s work is for individual clients (and private), we consider participating in wider debate and learning to be an important responsibility in order to contribute to the advancement of the private sector development field. Key parts of our work find their way into public fora and some of these – by Springfield staff or associates – are listed.

 Swiss Development Corporation (SDC)

http://www.sdc.admin.ch/en/Home/Themes/Private_Sector_Development_and_financial_services/Private_Sector_Development

The key challenge from a development standpoint is to formulate the political and legal framework so as to create incentives for broad-based private-sector activities based on properly functioning markets. This is necessary above all in countries where markets are poorly organised, i.e. where there are no defined standards, pricing lacks transparency, technology, infrastructure and service offerings are deficient, or market access is restricted.

Sustainable, comprehensive and hence poverty-reducing growth therefore requires not only measures to promote different types of businesses (e.g. different sizes of company, specific fields of activity, servicing specific sectors). It is also, more importantly, a question of taking appropriate steps to strengthen and enhance the competitiveness of the socio-economic system as a whole.

German Internationa Cooperation (GIZ) 

http://www.giz.de/en/ourservices/rural_development.html

In many developing countries, food security and rural development are ongoing challenges. Most poor people in the world live in rural regions. Based on years of experience and comprehensive know-how, GIZ offers regionally adapted strategies to secure the right to food and make rural development a driver for economic takeoff. We advise our partners on agricultural and rural development policy. Farmers and associations are involved in decisions and organisational deficits are addressed. This is the only way to give poor people in rural areas access to land, water, loans and training. In cooperation with academic institutions and the private sector, we develop strategies for increasing production and income under changing conditions in agriculture and fishing, in ways which do not burden the environment or reduce biodiversity. At the same time, it is important to develop rural infrastructure and create access to markets.

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