Market Systems Development (MSD) reduces poverty by enhancing the ways that the poor interact with markets. This page gives access to key documents on the approach.
MSD approaches acknowledge the dynamic and complex nature of markets; good monitoring is therefore needed, to adapt the approach during implementation. Learn more about how the DCED Standard helps achieve that.
For more specific resources on adjusting MSD programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the DCED knowledge page on Adjusting PSD interventions in the short term.
- DFAT: Synthesis review of DFAT-funded Market Systems Development Initiatives, 2019.
- DFAT: Beyond value chains: Emerging lessons from MSD approaches in Australia’s aid programme, 2018.
- Sida: Evaluation of the market systems development approach. Lessons for expanded use and adaptive management at Sida, 2018.
- USAID: Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) Final performance report, 2016.
- SDC: External Review of SDC ́s Program on Rural Market Development in the South Caucasus 2008 – 2012, 2012.
This section provides quick links to some of the most viewed webinars on MSD organised by the BEAM Exchange. To view BEAM’s full library of past webinars, click here.
- Using MSD to support public agricultural extension services, 2015
- Assessing systemic change, 2014
- Adaptive management in aid programmes, 2014
- Alleviating extreme poverty using a Market Systems Approach, 2018
- Getting to scale, 2016
- Applying BEAM’s MSD Competency Framework, 2019
- Systemic change in shallow markets, 2019
- Reviewing the evidence – how effective is the MSD approach?, 2019.
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