We offer high quality independent advice connecting development policy with practice

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We build the skills of development practitioners in market systems thinking and application

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We support improved knowledge and learning through high quality and accessible resources

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We are an independent consulting, training and research organisation.

Our work is based on the conviction that successful, inclusive development must be shaped by a strong orientation to market systems. Our goal is to change the way that development is done. We have particular expertise in sector development, financial services, SME development, and the policy environment.

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07.05.2015

Well done to the U17 Boys team who recently won the National Club Champions…more

Well done to the U17 Boys team who recently won the National Club Championship - beating Exeter (reigning champions) in the semi-final, and City of Manchester in the final. This builds on their U15 National Championship success in 2014. close

Training event places available

21.04.2015

Due to a few recent withdrawals from our June Making Markets Work event (Ba…more

Due to a few recent withdrawals from our June Making Markets Work event (Bangkok) we do have a few participant places available. Email us if you are interested in attending. close

Call for papers

26.02.2015

The Springfield team are guest editing a Special Issue of EDM this year on:…more

The Springfield team are guest editing a Special Issue of EDM this year on: Market development - wider applications of the approach. Instructions for authors can be found on the Practical Action website (or email us for guidance). close