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The Secretariat will be providing support to members to organize events. These events can be done using any of the vehicles listed in this file –> MDF vehicles

Tathya Tori- The Information Boat

The Economic Development Unit of CARE Bangladesh has been working on establishing linkages between the rural communities in general and the extreme poor in the particular areas of creating markets and ensuring economic empowerment. EDU works with profitmaking organizations to remove bottlenecks from the market system of primarily rural, agricultural sub-sectors; provides and/or improves access to Business Development Services, training, credit, market information,...

Market System Development

The international Markets and Livelihoods Program has been evolving an approach to market development for the poor that is both systemic and participatory. This paper shares some of its learning and experience from past and current projects in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Taking a systemic perspective has influenced the decision-making processes of program teams, particularly in the vision for market change and the scale and impactthat can be achieved. As the dairy...

MDF Field Trip – Rangpur/ Kurigram/Bogra:

MDF coordinated a cross-learning field trip in greater Rangpur in the last week of June. MDF was initially approached by Katalyst to carry out this trip. CARE-BD and IDE too expressed their interest once they came to know about this.Through this field trip, selected interventions of IDE, CARE-BD and Katalyst were demonstrated to representatives from interested organizations. Besides the organizers, a good number of participants coming from 5 different organizations...

Seminar on “Promoting Responsible Environment and Gender Practices in Private Sector Development”

Market Development Forum organized a seminar on the aforementioned topic with support of Katalyst at Lakeshore hotel, Gulshan in June 21, 2012 where around sixty participants from MDF members and private sector shared their opinion and experiences through case studies, presentation & panel discussion. Through this event, MDF achieved a better understanding of how Private Sector Development projects can contribute to gender mainstreaming and environmentally responsible...

Workshop on Complexity Dialogue

Market Development Forum (MDF) in collaboration with Katalyst hosted an interactive discussion around complexity in science of private sector development initiative, to explore how some of the concepts in this discipline are related to the work that the practitioners are engaging in at Asia Pacific Blossom Hotel, Baridhara in May 20, 2012. Mr. Luis E. (Lucho) Osorio-Cortes, International Market Systems Specialist from Practical Action, UK will initiate...

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