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Samarth-NMDP Programme Final Evaluation Report

This is the final evaluation report of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)- funded evaluation of the Samarth-Nepal Market Development Programme (Samarth-NMDP).


Samarth was the first programme in Nepal to be designed according to the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach.

As part of this evaluation, we were asked not only to determine the impact of the programme but also to comment on the appropriateness of the M4P approach in Nepal.

This report will help inform programming decisions by both DFID Nepal and DFID globally. The evaluation results will also prove useful to agriculture linked departments within the government of Nepal, to other stakeholders involved in agriculture market development in Nepal, and to the wider development community, especially those involved in market systems development.