GEMS Methodology

Making Markets Work for the Poor

The GEMS suite of projects are based on the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach. This methodology targets sustainable improvements in market outcomes by altering the incentives that the market as a system provides to participants. It addresses major government and market failures in the system, thus bringing about systemic change. Improving the incomes of the poor, especially women and the young, is an explicit goal of M4P programmes.