To stimulate investment, business innovation, and regulatory reform, MDF negotiates partnerships with strategically positioned private and public sector organisations in its countries of operations. Each partnership is comprised of a tailor-made package of activities that enables the partner to innovate, invest and/or undertake reforms in a manner that small farms and firms benefit from better access to production inputs, services and end markets. This makes them more productive and helps them grow, which in turn, creates jobs and increases incomes for poor women and men.

Each partnership promotes business innovations or reforms, leverages private sector investment or public sector ownership (‘cost sharing’), has a demonstrated link with pro-poor growth, job creation and income generation, and contributes to systemic changes in the economy of the country in which it is active.

MDF’s portfolio of partnerships expands year by year as MDF negotiates more partnerships with more organisations in more countries.