Markets for Change independent mid-term review 2018
Summary of publication
Markets for Change (M4C) is a six-year, $17 million Australian investment in women's economic empowerment in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. M4C works towards the following four outcomes:
- Accessible, inclusive and representative marketplaces governance within marketplaces in place to enable markets to grow, and strengthen the role and influence of women market vendors
- Improved social and economic security that enables market vendors to achieve economic, social and financial advancement, specifically with improved gender equality and the advancement of women;
- Improved governance within market management and local governments that enables decision-making processes to be more gender-responsive, transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of vendors;
- Improved infrastructure and on-site services that have been developed in a gender responsive manner and significantly improve social and economic security for women market vendors.
DFAT, UNDP and UN Women jointly commissioned an independent mid-term review of M4C to assess its performance to date and to develop evidence-based recommendations for how to improve the project for the remainder of the current phase and possible next phase. The review was conducted from November 2017 to March 2018 with in-country consultations in Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.