Market System Selection provides guidance on how to select the market system(s) to focus your facilitation energies on.
It discusses the selection criteria against which to judge the market systems, and the iterative investigation you can use to make an informed and balanced decision.
Market System Selection Summary Market System Selection provides guidance on how to select the market system(s) to focus your facilitation energies on. It discusses the selection criteria against which to judge the market systems, and the iterative investigation you can use to make an informed and balanced decision.1
Market System Selection Rationale The Market System Selection step will allow you to: • Brainstorm a long-list of possible market systems • Discuss and agree within your team on selection criteria for the systems • Collect information on the market systems, and score and rank them accordingly • Discuss, deliberate and make the final decision on your market system selection1
Top Tips • Make an evidence-based, pragmatic andMarket System Selection transparent decision • Concentrate your efforts on one or a small number of interconnected market systems for the best chance of deep and lasting improvements • Economic opportunity and potential impact on poverty are essential criteria to judge promising market systems against each other • Don’t ignore the priorities of donors: these will make your proposal more likely to secure funding; • Briefly document the rationale behind all key decisions in order to maintain transparency1
Market System Selection Guidelines Download a detailed set of notes describing our past experiences, recommendations and action points for selecting a market system in an informed way: • Step 1 Guidelines – Market System Selection1
Market System Selection Training Download training materials that can be used in workshops to train practitioners in how to conduct market system selection, through games, exercises and discussions: • Step 1 Training Materials – Facilitator Guide • Step 1 Training Materials – Slides1
Market System Selection Templates Download the templates from the market system selection guidelines: • Step 1 Template – Market System Selection1
Market System Selection Case Studies Read case studies about our experiences of conducting market system selection: • Young Rural Entrepreneurs in Peru • Transforming Livestock Markets in Zimbabwe1
Market System Selection Further Resources • Coming soon!1
The Roadmap 1 Market System SelectionMarket System Selection 2 Preliminary Mapping and Analysis 3 Strategic Design and Planning 4 Empowering Marginalised Actors 5 Engaging Key Actors 6 Participatory Market Mapping 7 Participatory Planning 8 Facilitating Change 9 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning1 10 Communicating Evidence for Uptake