Training has underpinned our work since we were established and is the activity that connects all our work. Training is where the learning from research, implementation and advisory work finds a coherent and useful form, relevant to others trying to make sense of complex development challenges.

Our biannual Making Markets Work Training Programme focuses on how to make development more effective, achieving greater impact, inclusiveness, scale and sustainability. We have trained over 2,000 people from more than 100 countries to date.

On a highly selective basis, we also offer bespoke training courses on specific aspects the market systems development approach, including monitoring and evaluation.

Our next MMW Programme

Our next Making Markets Work Programme will be held in Bangkok from 15th to 27th November 2020.



Past MMW Programmes

We’ve been running variants of the Making Market Work Programmes for 20 years.

Find out more about past courses, including what past participants have to say about their experience.


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Organisational Short Courses

We occasionally run organisational and short courses. These include introductory 3-day courses, organisation level training for strategic partners of Springfield, and thematic courses such as monitoring and results measurement.


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Thank you so much for the workshop. This was quite refreshing after 15 years in the development sector.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'19

Extremely well run, good content, high quality trainers.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'19

I wish I could have done this course earlier in my career. It is not only relevant for people working on MSD but also those engaged in direct delivery.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'19

Highly recommend this training – it really has built the basics for application in projects.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'19

Arrived sceptical but leaving with clarity and armed with practical ways to think through how to incrementally introduce this into my work.

Participant FeedbackBangkok, Nov'18

Really great programme – the challenge to implement is now on us!

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Nov'18

I believe this is one progamme that every MSD practitioner needs to be part of.

Participant FeedbackBangkok, Nov'18

The programme provided a lot of new insight and knowledge. It was a real eye opener.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'18

Thank you for a very educational and enlightening two weeks!

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'18

Thanks to Springfield for this wonderful course. Your preparations from planning to delivery are first class.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'18

Gave me a new perspective on how we view development – just the best!

Participant FeedbackBangkok, Nov'17

Thank you again for organising and running such high quality training. The M4P projects case studies demonstrated real impacts on millions of poor people. I am convinced that this approach should be the way forward to make sustained impact that could be brought to scale.

Participant FeedbackMMW, Bangkok, Apr'17