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UK Department for International Development

Rural and Agriculture Markets Development programme for Northern Nigeria (PrOpCom Mai-karfi)

UK aid from the British people

Project Data Last Updated: 11/06/2019

IATI Identifier: GB-1-202098

Partner Projects

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  • Independent Evaluation for Promoting Pro-poor Opportunities in Commodities and Service Markets (PrOpCom) Mai-karfi Programme PrOpCom Mai-karfi seeks to address inequitable growth in Nigeria by increasing the incomes of 650,000 poor men and women in northern Nigeria by a) stimulating sustainable, pro-poor growth in selected rural markets, and b) improving the position of poor men and women within these market systems, to make them more inclusive for poor people. Using the M4P approach, it builds on the positive experience of its predecessor programme, PrOpCom by developing partnering relationships to help sustain the supply of goods and services that matter most to the rural poor. In selected markets, the Programme identifies critical constraints and develops interventions that address them. PrOpCom Mai-karfi’s portfolio of markets includes ‘soap with hand washing’, village-level poultry vaccination services, fertilizer, a franchise model to supply and integrated package of services to agricultural small holders and credit towards the hiring of tractor services. The aims and objectives of the evaluation of PrOpCom Mai-karfi are two-fold. Firstly, to evaluate the achievement of PrOpCom Mai-karfi in relation to key OECD DAC criteria for evaluating development assistance – relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability. Given the focus and ambitious targets in place for PrOpCom in relation to gender issues, coverage and inclusivity will also be considered. Secondly, the evaluation will contribute to the, as yet limited evaluative evidence base around what works, for whom and in what circumstances in relation to M4P programmes. . Total Project Budget: £1,211,578 DFID Funding: £0

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  • Rural and Agricultural Markets Programme (RAMP) To increase the incomes of over 500,000 poor people in the north of Nigeria through facilitating change in key market sectors. This will benefit over 250,000 women and over 250,000 men by enabling their net incomes to increase by between 15 and 50% by December 2017 Total Project Budget: £30,459,726 DFID Funding: £23,345,510