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Top sources of information for market systems facilitators



The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

Microlinks is a platform for sharing good practice in inclusive market development around the world.

The DCED is a forum for learning about the most effective ways of creating economic opportunities and jobs for the poor – based on practical experience in private sector development as well as on domestic policy innovations worldwide

The PMSD Roadmap is a structured sequence of steps to facilitate Participatory Market System Development (PMSD).

MaFI is the working group of the SEEP Network dedicated to the promotion of facilitation of inclusive market systems.

Implementing Private Sector Development initiatives - DCED

This is the portal to the DCED’s knowledge pages on different Private Sector Development approaches. Information on the most common approaches and the associated knowledge pages can be accessed below. Some of the approaches named below may be overlapping in practice, but are typically referred to under different terminologies.

Great for organisational learning, adaptive management and capacity building.

The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business

The Practitioner Hub provides a gateway to information and access to the latest good practice, insight and analysis on inclusive business

KMb Journal Club

A bit more marginal or obscure than other items in this list but it has good stuff on learning and knowledge brokering.

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Informing and Inspiring Leaders of Social Change | Stanford Social Innovation Review

I find it quite useful for issues regarding management, innovation, scaling up, capacity building, etc. Authoritative and easy to read articles.

seToolbelt | Social Enterprise Resources

A free open-content community resource center to help social entrepreneurs plan, start, manage, and grow successful social enterprises.

Business Fights Poverty - Collaborating for Social Impact

Here you can access interesting blogs and articles that provide very interesting examples to explain what market systems development is in practice. You can also connect with like-minded people and learn about interesting events.