The Aid Industry has come on a long way in the 11 years since the Asian Tsunami, especially in the development of cash-based recovery mechanisms. These were very much in their infancy then, but are commonplace now in situations where conditions such as functional markets, and access to them, deems them to be appropriate. Today there are several toolkits and platforms to help programmes manage cash and voucher schemes, and toolkits to help implementers2.

This paper outlines the experience of an established market development programme in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes in its attempts to provide analytical support to the private sector to analyse its impact, and engage with the aid community to help them to work with the private sector.