Market Ecosystem Creation
Comprehensive markets are competitive, resilient, and inclusive
Market ecosystems are the sum of all parts. Every market is a community, a value chain, and a network of individuals and businesses working together to buy and sell products and services that people need. For developing world entrepreneurs to overcome challenges they must participate in market ecosystems that are economically competitive, inclusive of all people, and resilient to shocks such as conflict or changing climates. But creating markets that work for everyone requires a deep, broad analysis of existing value chains. By listening to every stakeholder—producers, suppliers, retailers and customers—we identify why a market might be inefficient, disfunctional or broken, and then develop solutions that create robust ecosystems, connecting market participants on an even playing field.
Making markets work for everyone
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, "What does iDE do?" The answer: we create resilient market ecosystems. Our Infinite Model provides a roadmap for how individuals who seek to participate in the market can move through a process of growth, establishing profitable livelihoods.
iDE has made an impact in the lives of more than 35 million people in the past four decades, providing access to markets, boosting incomes and improving wellbeing. We guarantee that every dollar invested in iDE results in at least an additional $10 in annual income or livelihood improvements for the people we work with.
Discover more about our approach to building inclusive, resilient, competitive markets
Our Model for Impact
Infinite is a comprehensive technical framework that packages all of iDE's diverse, sophisticated program activities into simple, standardized formats that allow us all to rapidly develop, assess, and implement project strategies.
Connect with iDE's expert on Market Ecosystem Creation
F. Conor Riggs
Vice President of Strategy & Experience
With more than sixteen years of experience in market systems creation, Conor led the development of the Infinite Model for iDE.