Participatory Market Systems Development (PMSD) Training


Over the last decade, market practitioners working for Practical Action across South Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the UK have developed, tested and improved a participatory and systemic approach to markets that reduces poverty sustainably and at scale - PMSD.

PMSD is based on three basic principles: participation, systemic thinking/planning and facilitation and has been developed and improved over the last decade by Practical Action's markets practitioners in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. The technical training assisted microenterprise development practitioners, from agencies as varied as CARE, World Vision International and fhi360, to gain a greater understanding of Practical Action’s approach to inclusive market development.  The training focused on how to design and facilitate preliminary and participatory market mapping workshops, how to engage key public and private market actors and how to help them move from plans to actions that can make their market system work better for poverty reduction at scale.

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PAC staff member wins Facilitator of the Year 2012!

Lucho OsorioA key member of our Markets team, Lucho Osorio won the prestigious Facilitator of the Year award at the SEEP annual conference in November 2012. This reflects the hard work Lucho puts in to supporting and mentoring others in participatory markets facilitation, and his role in co-ordinating the Markets Facilitation Initiative (MaFI).

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