Making markets work for the poor and SLA


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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.

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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

    1. 1. Making Markets Work for the Poor and SLA<br />Lucho Osorio<br />Markets and Livelihoods Programme Practical Action<br />
    2. 2. Are they different?<br />
    3. 3. Source: Carney, 1998<br />
    4. 4. Source: Springfield Centre<br />
    5. 5. Source: Practical Action<br />
    6. 6. SLA and M4P: are they different?<br />
    7. 7. Some convergences<br />Importance of institutions<br />Links micro and macro<br />Holistic approach<br />Dynamic <br />Strengths rather than needs<br />Importance of sustainability<br />
    8. 8. Some divergences<br />SLA<br />Community-centric<br />Impact on community<br />Micro - macro<br />Livelihood strategies: source of sustainability<br />Social/environmental<br />Rural development<br />M4P<br />System-centric<br />Impact on system<br />Meso – Macro<br />System as the source<br />Economic/financial<br />Sectoral/subsectoral development<br />
    9. 9. 3 tectonic shifts<br />
    10. 10. us to them<br />Tectonic shift #1<br />
    11. 11. Doing Learning<br />Tectonic shift #2<br />
    12. 12. Tectonic shift #3<br />Complex Systems<br />Discourse Action <br />
    13. 13. So… where are things going?<br />
    14. 14. Where are things going?<br />Impact assessment<br />IA that embraces complexity & indirect causal links<br />Skills and attitudes of field practitioners<br />To become effective facilitators<br />Collaboration NGOs, donors and private investors<br />Facilitation-friendly principles and rules<br />
    15. 15. Where are things going?<br />Sustainable growth<br />How can it be achieved?<br />Gender<br />What is the role of and impact on women?<br />Cultural and social norms<br />How to understand and use them?<br />
    16. 16. Where are things going?<br />Diffusion of innovation<br />Applications and implications<br />Learning systems<br />Processes, institutions and agents<br />“Endogenous” facilitation<br />How to build capacity of market actors<br />Extreme poverty and vulnerability<br />“Stretching” markets & non-markets strategies<br />
    17. 17. Thanks a lot<br />For more information:<br /><br />Just google “mafi” + “markets”<br />Or contact Lucho at:<br /><br />MaFI<br />