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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Market Facilitation in Aid-intensive Contexts: Tactics for Coping with Aid-induced Market Behaviour

Jan 28, 2016 (Thu), 1:00pm


When donors become market players and potentially distort attempts to achieve long term and large-scale change, how should market systems programs respond? This BEAM Exchange webinar focuses on strategies and tactics to deal with distortion such as:

  • the competition between market systems and direct service delivery projects, where projects trying to facilitate systemic changes using a market systems approach face competition from others that are readily handing out money and giving away services for free
  • the 'market systems partnership competition' where too many market system projects compete with each other for the same, limited, pool of partners and the private sector has realised that partnering with market systems projects can be very profitable.

Nathalie Gunasekera brings insight and experience from the Western Balkans, while Rubaiyath Sarwar looks at how programmes and businesses are responding and what such distortion looks like on the ground.


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