Market systems development works with the private and public sectors to generate inclusive growth, enhancing the ways that the poor interact with growing markets to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.
We facilitate market growth by addressing underlying constraints and supporting disruptive innovations to reach scale and improve access for all. We strive for whole system change, harnessing the power of market forces to achieve sustainable impact at scale.
We have pioneered complex market development programmes in agriculture, and we are applying this approach to new sectors, including construction, manufacturing, technical and vocational education and training and finance. We collaborate with our in-house Impact Investments team, alongside donors and private sector players, to position investment at the core of our approach to market development.
Our expertise encompasses the whole lifecycle of market systems programming, including:
We collaborate with a wide range of international agribusiness, food and consumer product companies and retailers.
Palladium has unique experience in developing and managing both large scale commercial agriculture enterprises and connecting existing farmers in developing countries to global markets by identifying and eliminating supply chain obstacles to achieve increased yields, quality, incomes, and food security.
We use a multi-pronged, market-driven approach to agricultural development, including market linkages and deal making, post-harvest handling and storage improvements and strategic alliances with governments, private sector actors and organisations. We identify solutions for quality improvements at the source by enhancing warehousing, crop conditioning, extension services and sanitary systems, and we facilitate new or strengthened backward linkages between producers and buyers.
Our agricultural value chain expertise includes fruits and vegetables, cereals, sugar, fodder, livestock, coffee, cocoa, nuts, pulses, oils, fish, integrated aquaculture, food additives and speciality/organic food. We also collaborate with a wide range of international agribusiness, food and consumer product companies and retailers.
Palladium specializes in mobilizing and facilitating international flows of goods, services and capital around the world. We understand market dynamics, and work to re-align incentives to forge new relationships among actors and spotlight opportunities for shared value creation.
We help integrate producers in developing countries into global value chains that give them access to foreign investment and technology, high-quality inputs, training, and market awareness, and export earnings. Working with in-country service providers, we help producers understand market tastes and meet technical standards. To foster regional economic integration, we support government and private sector efforts to reduce barriers to imports and exports, and implement regional trade programs that harmonize processes and regulations among countries.
We champion innovative ways to unlock and mobilize capital to stimulate and sustain inclusive growth in emerging economies. We have the know-how to identify, package, and present viable opportunities to investors with the potential to address development challenges. Palladium has developed deal pipelines, business advisory consultant networks, and innovative financing mechanisms that have catalyzed over a billion dollars’ worth of new investment for enterprises of all sizes throughout Africa, Latin America, and Europe. By incentivizing locally led sourcing, structuring, and closing of deals through pay-for-performance methodologies, we create sustainable market systems that enable firms to access capital and grow.