Following the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, Samarth-NMDP seeks to improve the performance of rural sectors, leading to opportunities for better access and improved growth for poor and disadvantaged people.
- Address causes rather than symptoms
- Improve market systems
- Work as a facilitator
- Emphasise on sustainability
- Emphasise on large-scale impact
How we Work
Select the sector
Define target group
Poor farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs with less than $2.50/day. Poor in different sectors are defined differently.
Raise the incomes of smallholder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs by £ 80 per year.
What change need to happen?
How can change happen?
Who do we work with?
How do we influence market palyers?
Our ‘offer’ that will encourage partners to change:
- Provide information on market potential
- Help stimulate demand
- Build capacity of partner (training)
- Broker relationship between actors
- Buy-down risk (cost-share a trial)
How do we implement?
Analyse and select small number of partners, pilot the change to see if its win-win or partners/ intermediaries and poor farmers)
Implementation in action in Nepal (eg. ginger sector)
How do we measure impact?
- Develop ‘results chain’ for each intervention within each sub-sector
- Define indicators to measure change
- Verify each change has taken place
- Attribute change to the intervention
How do we reach scale?
Pilot > evaluate > scale up to reach more beneficiaries