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AIP-Rural Phase II: Seeking industry feedback and comments

Following the AIP-Rural II Investment Concept Note, DFAT is currently undertaking a 'design update' focusing on key areas of improvement and scale up to reach new targets for the second phase of AIP-Rural.

DFAT has prepared a think piece on lessons learned from more than a decade of market systems development programs. DFAT seeks advice from industry to inform the finalisation of the draft design document prior to a planned approach to market during Quarter 1 of 2018. While feedback may focus on any aspect of the documentation, DFAT is particularly interested in short industry comments on the following areas:

  1. Are there additional lessons learned from market systems development or agriculture value chain programs, particularly with regards to achieving scale and systemic change?
  2. What kind of operational systems are required to support the delivery of complex and flexible programs in challenging environments?
  3. How can market systems development programs engage more with Government and influence policy?

Responses from industry will be kept in strict confidence. DFAT will consider responses provided by industry in the preparation of final design documentation. Any adjustments to the draft documentation as a result of feedback from industry will be made at DFAT's sole discretion. While DFAT may communicate with industry to clarify responses, DFAT will not reply to inquiries on the documentation at this stage.


Think piece: lessons learned from market systems development

Questions or comments

All questions or comments should be directed to

The final date for submission is Friday, 1 September 2017. Submissions should be no longer than 5 pages.

Individuals/organisations submit, and DFAT receives, submissions on the understanding that the individual/organisation, owns the material and any intellectual property (IP) in the material, and grants to DFAT a permanent, irrevocable, royalty free worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, adapt and otherwise exploit such material or IP in conjunction with this notice. The licence granted includes the right for DFAT to sub-licence any material or IP to any of its employees, agents or contractors to use, reproduce, adapt and otherwise exploit the material or IP incorporated in the submission for the purposes of performing functions, responsibilities, activities or services for, or on behalf of, DFAT. DFAT may in its absolute discretion decide whether to use, reproduce, adapt and otherwise exploit such material or IP. The individual/organisation warrants that the submission of the material, for the purposes permitted by the submission conditions, will not infringe the moral rights of any person.

This information is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian and Indonesian Governments before any procurement process will commence. Should a procurement commence, we anticipate commencing in Quarter 1 of 2018. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

Last Updated: 20 July 2017
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