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The CRS Approach to Market Systems Development for Scale, Inclusion, Resilience, Environmental Stewardship and Social Cohesion

Catholic Relief Services
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Evaluations and Research

This report by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) outlines a tailored approach to Market Systems Development (MSD) across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus, aiming to advance CRS's Vision 2030 goals. It is designed for CRS staff involved in market-based interventions across various sectors and regions. The report provides strategic direction and practical guidance on operationalizing the MSD approach, emphasizing the importance of leveraging markets to provide essential goods and services, support livelihoods, and foster resilience and social cohesion. It can be used as a framework for designing and implementing market-based interventions that address the unique values, priorities, and operating contexts of CRS programs worldwide.