Stimulating sustainable growth in rural markets
The Promoting Pro-poor Opportunities in Commodities and Services Markets (PrOpCom) Mai-karfi programme seeks to address inequitable growth in Nigeria by increasing the incomes of poor men and women in northern states and by stimulating sustainable growth in selected rural markets to make them more inclusive for poor people.
Using the 'making markets work for the poor' (M4P) approach, the programme aims to identify priority constraints in a selection of eight rural markets, and develop and implement interventions that address them. We are working alongside this implementation, providing process and impact evaluation.
Over the five year period of the programme 3,800 farmers/small rural enterprises will be surveyed enabling an in-depth analysis of the impact of interventions at beneficiary level. Our objective is to evaluate the achievement of PrOpCom Mai-karfi in relation to key OECD criteria and also to help build the, currently limited, evidence base on the relevance, efficiency, impact and sustainability of these programmes. This input aims to provide guidance on what measures are effective and thereby inform future M4P programmes.