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Presentation by Lucho Osorio from Practical Action, at the Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) seminar on 26th January 2011 at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.

Presentation by Lucho Osorio from Practical Action, at the Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) seminar on 26th January 2011 at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.

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  • Summary prepared by Susan Johnson, researcher and professor at Bath University. Expert in microfinance and development
  • Different approaches within the M4P field: lead firms, core functions, market map, value chain, participatory, etc…
  • This convergence is not so much a sign of anongoing process of selection of good practice in two separated fields; it is an indication of the legacy that SLA have made to development thinking and practice.
  • From control to flowFrom power to engagementFrom project management to process facilitationFrom delivery to creation of conditionsFrom baking the cake to helping others bake it
  • Now that I have shown the tectonic shifts in thinking and practice, let’s see how these are influencing thinking and practice in SLAM4P

Making markets work for the poor and SLA Making markets work for the poor and SLA Presentation Transcript

  • Making Markets Work for the Poor and SLA
    Lucho Osorio
    Markets and Livelihoods Programme Practical Action
  • Are they different?
  • Source: Carney, 1998
  • Source: Springfield Centre
  • Source: Practical Action
  • SLA and M4P: are they different?
  • Some convergences
    Importance of institutions
    Links micro and macro
    Holistic approach
    Dynamic
    Strengths rather than needs
    Importance of sustainability
  • Some divergences
    SLA
    Community-centric
    Impact on community
    Micro - macro
    Livelihood strategies: source of sustainability
    Social/environmental
    Rural development
    M4P
    System-centric
    Impact on system
    Meso – Macro
    System as the source
    Economic/financial
    Sectoral/subsectoral development
  • 3 tectonic shifts
  • us to them
    Tectonic shift #1
  • Doing Learning
    Tectonic shift #2
  • Tectonic shift #3
    Complex Systems
    Discourse Action
  • So… where are things going?
  • Where are things going?
    Impact assessment
    IA that embraces complexity & indirect causal links
    Skills and attitudes of field practitioners
    To become effective facilitators
    Collaboration NGOs, donors and private investors
    Facilitation-friendly principles and rules
  • Where are things going?
    Sustainable growth
    How can it be achieved?
    Gender
    What is the role of and impact on women?
    Cultural and social norms
    How to understand and use them?
  • Where are things going?
    Diffusion of innovation
    Applications and implications
    Learning systems
    Processes, institutions and agents
    “Endogenous” facilitation
    How to build capacity of market actors
    Extreme poverty and vulnerability
    “Stretching” markets & non-markets strategies
  • Thanks a lot
    For more information:
    http://practicalaction.org/aim2
    Just google “mafi” + “markets”
    Or contact Lucho at:
    luis.osorio@practicalaction.org.uk
    MaFI