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This learning brief aims to help practitioners understand where and how to apply market systems development (MSD) approaches to resilience-building in fragile contexts. It assesses the relationship between the MSD and resilience models in three MSD-focused programs in South and Southeast Asia. All three programs - Making Vegetable Markets Work for the Poor (MVMW) in Myanmar, Effective Seed Storage (ESS) in Timor-Leste and Managing Risk Through Economic Development (M-RED) in Nepal - operated in fragile contexts characterized by weak governance, thin markets and frequent exposure to a range of economic, ecological and social shocks and stresses.
The following common recommendations emerged across the three diverse contexts:
Separate case studies, going into greater depth on each country project, are also available below.