Recognizing the need for stakeholder capacity building to ensure sustained impact viz. pro-poor market systems development, Samarth-NMDP has undertaken numerous stakeholder capacity building initiatives throughout the course of the programme, in order to ensure that the Samarth-NMDP knowledge & experience (and knowledge from other market development programmes) that contribute to approaches to facilitation, can be more widely utilised. This will eventually ensure greater impact in terms of outreach and benefits to the small producers and enterprises. Hence, wider stakeholder engagement by building capacities ensures impact beyond the Samarth-NMDP Programme.
Similarly, the Programme is aware that the impact it helps generate will most certainly go beyond its portfolio, and stakeholder capacity building is key whilst addressing the portfolio work, tackling the cross-cutting issues and effecting long-term, sustainable changes in the wider economy. Utilising the evidence base of Samarth-NMPD projects and market development programmes, and aligning with the characteristics of stakeholders engaged in the wider economy, the Samarth-NMDP team builds their capacities using lessons learned, case studies, seminars, and technical assistance, to raise awareness of new approaches to market development, and the following activities were undertaken during the year gone.