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Introducing Market Development Indonesia (IMDI)

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and comprises of more than 17.000 islands. As diverse as these islands are, so are the living conditions.

The introduction of the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, which transforms market systems to work more effectively and sustainably for the poor will improve their livelihoods and consequently reduce poverty.

The Project

AusAID has been implementing the Australia Indonesia Partnership Decentralization (AIPD) project focusing on Eastern Indonesia for the past few years. In 2009/2010 it initiated the design of an additional project to contribute to rural growth in various provinces.

The new project is called AIPD-Rural and is expected to start in 2013. The project will be adopting the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, which has been showing promising results in many parts of the world.

IMDI aims at laying the foundations for M4P in Indonesia, so that upcoming M4P projects, like AIP- PRISMA, can have a quick start after it is tendered and awarded. The 12 month activity will provide a sound basis for such projects to build on, and is designed in a way that activities can be dovetailed or folded into different project umbrella at any time.


  • 6 partner organisations were selected and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with all. 8 sectors were distributed to the 6 partners
  • Sub-grant contracts signed by IMDI and sent out to the 5 partner organisations. 2 capacity building workshops on M4P and on Sector Analysis Orientation conducted with provision of technical expertise in M4P, value chains, DCED standards.
  • 2 sub-sectors for vegetables were identified: Tomatoes in Timor; Shallots & Tomatoes in Bima & Dompu
  • High-level workshop on making markets work for the poor held on February 7, 2013

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Project countries

  • Indonesia

Project duration

2012 - 2014

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