Commercial sector strategy review
Project Title: Review of SUNMAP commercial sector strategy Location: Nigeria Client: Malaria Consortium / DFID Date: October – December 2010
Montrose was contracted to evaluate and update the DFID Nigeria Support for National Malaria Programme (SUNMAP) commercial sector strategy.
SUNMAP is a major malaria control programme financed by DFID Nigeria. A key component of the programme is to utilise the commercial sector to improve access to quality assured malaria prevention, diagnostic and treatment commodities. Montrose was contracted to conduct a review of the existing commercial sector strategy and update it in line with current thinking on private sector development strategies.
Montrose carried out a comprehensive review of the commercial sector strategy including consideration of how SUNMAP’s work with long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN), rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and pharmaceutical manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers could be made more sustainable by producing systemic change within the market. The review recommended that going forward that SUNMAP adopt a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) lens with the purpose of facilitating systemic market change, particularly in favour of the poor.
Other deliverables included a briefing note on lessons learnt on the commercial sector (internal to the project and in the LLIN market in Nigeria to date), a revised M&E framework, commercial sector engagement tools and a framework for an in-depth LLIN market survey.
The results of the review were supported by both DFID and SUNMAP and the programme subsequently adopted the revised strategy. Since then Montrose has supported SUNMAP operationalise and monitor the new commercial sector strategy.
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