The poor are dependent on market systems in various ways. Changing those market systems to work more effectively and sustainably for the poor will improve their livelihoods and consequently reduce poverty.
“A market system is a multi-function, multi-player arrangement comprising the core function of exchange by which goods and services are delivered and the supporting functions and rules which are performed and shaped by a variety of market players.” Operational Guide for the M4P approach
- Overview and Strategy Documents
- The M4P approach in context: How does it compare to other PSD approaches?
- M4P, growth and poverty reduction
- Design and Implementation
- M4P Case Studies
- Discussions and Meeting Proceedings
- Market approaches to social and basic service delivery
- M4P Programme Websites and other Useful Links
Overview and Strategy Documents
The M4P approach in context: How does it compare to other PSD approaches?
M4P, growth and poverty reduction
Design and Implementation
This section lists generic documents on the design and implementation of M4P programmes.
M4P Case Studies
Below you can find case studies and overviews of selected M4P programmes and projects. For further programme- and project-specific information, please refer to www.Value-Chains.org.
Discussions and Meeting Proceedings
- Private sector development: Strengthening the role of the private sector in the European development policy, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, January 2016.
- Resisting the Formulaic: Measuring the Impact of Aid on Entrepreneurship and Development ANU Development Policy Centre, February 2016.
- USAID Peer Learning Event Materials, 2015.
- DCED Report on the M4P Peer Learning Event, 2013. Covered practical issues like how to structure teams, and how to make deals.
- Main-streaming governance in M4P projects. Synthesis of the e-discussion of SDC’s e+i network, 2012.
M4P in Education Programmes
- Low-fee private schooling: what do we really know? FP2P blog, 2015
- Private non-state sector engagement in the provision of educational services at the primary and secondary levels in South Asia: An analytical review of its role in school enrolment and student achievement, WB Policy Research WP, 2014.
- Low-cost private schools: Evidence, approaches and emerging issues. EPS PEAKS Topic Guide, 2013.
- The high return to private schooling in a low-income country, CGDEV, 2011.
- Public and private schooling in Ghana: Are the Poor being served? CREATE/DFID, 2010.
M4P in Health Programmes
- Lessons for future health and M4P programming. Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H), prepared for DFID, 2016.
- The Health Systems Hub (variety of resources).
- Preliminary Research Report: Private Sector Innovation for Health, Cardno for DFID, 2014.
- Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle Income Countries, IDS for DFID, 2014.
- Knowledge Portal on Private Sector for Health by the Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) (Cardno programme for DFID in Kenya):