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Adam Smith International
Consulting Organisation
ASI is a leading independent economic and government reform consultancy based in London, Nairobi and New Delhi, and with major project offices located in many developing and transitional countries worldwide. Our aim is to apply our professional and consulting skills towards improving the quality of life for the citizens of countries facing the need for economic, political and social change. From the company’s origins twenty years ago to this day, at the heart of our work is harnessing the crucial role the private sector plays in economic development, employment creation and poverty reduction.

Coffey International Development
Consulting Organisation
With four decades of experience and more than 1500 development professionals, Coffey International Development is one of the world’s most experienced and trusted international development consulting companies. We provide services to a wide range of clients including AusAID, DFID, USAID, the Islamic Development Bank, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the UN.

We also work directly with domestic and foreign governmental ministries, departments and units as well as a number of foundations, universities, non-government organisations (NGOs) and private corporations.

Nathan Associates London
Consulting Organisation
Nathan Associates London is a leading provider of economic and management consultancy services worldwide. working at the intersection between private sector, rural development, and financial markets to develop and implement innovative programmes. We provide leading-edge advice and consulting services to governments and donor agencies on how to accelerate development in the least developed countries. Nathan Associates London is a subsidiary of Nathan Associates Inc., a highly respected economic development consultancy based in Arlington, USA.

The Springfield Centre for Business in Development
Consulting Organisation
The Springfield Centre for Business in Development Ltd is an independent consulting, training and research organisation specialising in private sector development in low- and middle-income economies. Established in 1995, the organisation seeks to marry a strong business perspective with knowledge of the development context and a commitment to wider development objectives. The team have particular expertise in making markets work for the poor (M4P) as an approach to development. Their work focuses on development agency policy and strategy and intervention design, implementation and assessment in sectors ranging from agriculture to finance to tourism and in the private sector policy and regulatory environment. The Springfield Centre has been at the forefront of new thinking and practices aimed at making markets work for the poor, and since 2000 they have offered leading international training programmes focusing on market development approaches.

Department for International Development (DFID)
Bilateral Donor
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. DFID is working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Bilateral Donor
Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions.

Sida takes an active role in advocating for and contributing to the development of the M4P-approach and carries out in-house trainings for staff and partners.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Bilateral Donor
(SDC) as Switzerland’s international cooperation agency is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation. M4P is applied as the overall approach for employment and income generation endeavours. So far M4P is predominately applied to develop agricultural value chains in a systemic manner, however the key principles of M4P are increasingly reflected also in other employment and income generation projects in the financial sector in vocational skills.

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
Bilateral Donor
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. The objective of the Australian aid program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest.

Aga Khan Foundation
Non-Profit Organisation
Aga Khan Foundation is a private, not-for-profit, non-denominational, development agency committed to reducing rural poverty, particularly in resource-poor, degraded and remote environments. Programme priorities include education, health, civil society and rural development, with particular emphasis on community participation, gender, the environment, pluralism and human resource development.

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Non-Profit Organisation
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation is a leading Swiss NGO engaged in development and international cooperation since 1982, active in more than 35 countries of the South and East. Both an implementing and an advisory organization, Intercooperation specializes in rural development, focusing on three principal working domains: natural resource management ( agriculture and forestry ), rural economy and local governance and civil society.

Helvetas is also involved in mandates to support other organizations on the M4P approach, in particular a backstopping mandate for SDC’s Employment and Income network.

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Non-Profit Organisation
CIAT is a leading agricultural non-profit research institution that focuses on scientific solutions to hunger and poverty in the tropics. We believe eco-efficient agriculture is an effective way to improve livelihoods in the region. CIAT seeks working together with likeminded organizations to ensure a far-reaching and long-lasting impact. Established in 1970, as one of the four original research centers in the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), CIAT now works in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Non-Profit Organisation
Mercy Corps believes countries affected by conflict, natural disasters or economic and political crisis offer tremendous opportunities for positive change. Our strategy is to operationalize our Vision for Change in transitional environments through community-led, market driven programs. Mercy Corps takes a progressive approach, supporting communities, entrepreneurs, governments and the private sector from recovery to long-term economic growth. Mercy Corps currently operates upwards of 30 market development programs in 27 countries worth approximately $100 million dollars.

Practical Action
Non-Profit Organisation
The Markets and Livelihoods programme is one of Practical Action’s four thematic international programmes and it addresses the aim of Making Markets Work for the Poor. The international team have developed a strategic framework and approach for their work, known as Participatory Market System Development (PMSD), and have been building a programme to achieve the goals of reducing poverty in marginalised rural and post-crisis contexts in seven countries/regions in Latin America, South Asia and Africa.

Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Non-Profit Organisation
For more than 50 years, Swisscontact has promoted socially, ecologically and economically sustainable development in selected countries of the South & East. Cooperation with local partners in promoting local economic development and the integration of the poor in the economic cycles through consultancy, education and training is a priority for Swisscontact. The Swisscontact PSD strategy is strongly influenced by M4P.

Currently, Swisscontact actively follows the M4P approach in three of its projects: Katalyst in Bangladesh; Pymerural in Central America and NMDP in Nepal. All projects facilitate market players in designing and implementing high outreach and impact interventions to include the participation of the poor as producers, workers and consumers in selected sectors.