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Facilitation

Market Systems Development Cartoon-Based Learning Tools

Thu, March 3, 2016
Need easy-to-use tools to build staff capacity in effective market facilitation approaches? LEO has designed practical, fun and experimental comic-based storybooks for project staff and managers to use in formal training contexts.

Scaling Impact: Zambia Profit Case Study

Tue, February 9, 2016
This case study analyzes the extent to which dynamics between input suppliers and smallholders have changed through the USAID/Zambia-funded PROFIT project.

Reconsidering the Concept of Scale in Market Systems Development

Wed, January 27, 2016
Economic development programs are increasingly taking a systems approach. This paper suggests that the shift to a systemic perspective calls into question the utility of using scale as a key measure of project success, at least in its current usage.

Using Market Facilitation for Recovery in Nepal

Mon, October 12, 2015
The peer event will explore the important of utilising markets in rehabilitation and provide examples of adaptations made by programmes post-disaster, including in other international recovery contexts.

PRIME: Facilitative Approach for Nascent Markets

Wed, September 23, 2015
Read MercyCorps' report on facilitation approaches to catalyze market systems.

Adaptive Management: Responding to the Evolving Needs of PRIME's Complex Systems

Wed, September 23, 2015
Learn how Mercy Corps is integrating adaptive management principles in PRIME.

Simulating the Market to Change Agribusiness Behavior (Event Resources)

Tue, September 22, 2015
Find resources here from September's webinar on innovative behavior change tools that have been applied to agribusiness systems in East Africa and beyond.

Scale of Outreach in Market Systems Development: Building the Evidence Base

Thu, September 10, 2015
This study looks at the evidence on outreach from eleven market system facilitation projects, designed to promote inclusive growth in agricultural value chains.

Simulating the Market to Change Agribusiness Behavior

Fri, September 4, 2015
This seminar will share examples of innovative behavior change tools being applied in input supply and output buyer systems in East Africa and beyond.

Scaling Impact: Improving Smallholder Farmers' Beneficial Access To Output Markets

Fri, August 7, 2015
This report aims to inform the efforts of donors and implementers of market systems development activities to improve smallholder farmers’ access to output markets.

The Facilitation Approach at USAID: A Discussion Paper

Fri, August 7, 2015
The facilitation approach focuses on creating widespread, systemic change without direct intervention in a system. Learn more from this discussion paper!

Linking Market Development and Livelihood Support for a More Integrated Approach

Mon, August 3, 2015
Check out 4 case studies on linking push and pull strategies.

Using Systemic M&E Tools in Feed The Future Uganda: Network Mapping

Tue, July 7, 2015
Join this webinar as Eric Derks and Leanne Rasmussen share learning on Network Mapping to describe how individuals, firms, or other entities regularly interact over time.

LEO Year 2 Learning Day Summary

Tue, May 26, 2015
Check out what LEO's research strands have learned to date!

LEO Learning Day: Year 2

Fri, May 22, 2015
The 2015 LEO Learning Event brought together the leaders of LEO’s various research strands to take stock of what has been learned to date under LEO.