Market Development Forum Nepal

img02Market Development Forum Nepal (MDFN) has been formed to enable like-minded development practitioners to share knowledge and experience, and to learn about new ideas for pro-poor market development. The forum will be a learning platform which is informed by evidence based and hands-on experience.

As the development industry continues to seek new ideas to achieve sustainable and scalable poverty reduction, there is increasing evidence – both worldwide and here in Nepal – of the need to take more collective and collegial approaches to build on these experiences and generating new ideas for pro- poor market development. The Market Development Forum provides the platform for this to happen.

The vision of the forum is to develop as a formal platform for sharing information identifying opportunities for synergies, providing guidance for developing policies and plan, avoiding duplication of interventions, acquiring best available knowledge for pro- poor sustainable development and disseminating them among member stakeholders.

  • Vision

    The vision of the forum is to develop as a formal platform for sharing information identifying opportunities for synergies, providing guidance for developing policies and plan, avoiding duplication of interventions, acquiring best available knowledge for pro- poor sustainable development and disseminating them among member stakeholders.

  • Purpose

    To assemble market development practitioners to generate the exchange and sharing of ideas and experience in market development; thus enabling a more coordinated approach.

  • Goal

    To seek new and more efficient approaches to market development that will lead to sustainable and scalable poverty reduction.

How will it work?

MDFN works as a formally organized institution with an elected governance structure. The Forum has an executive committee that will be responsible for convening like-minded pro-poor market development practitioners to engender a knowledge-sharing and learning environment. The Executive Committee guides and directs formal events including thematic working groups, technical discussion groups, field trips, and policy and advocacy groups. The MDFN will be guided by its vision, purpose and goal.