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Impact Measurement and Market Research

“Building Markets is useful and effective. It has helped us find suppliers we did not know existed in the market.”
— International NGO, Afghanistan

We are leaders in accurately measuring local economic impact and providing market research to buyers. Our work includes economic impact analysis, job creation surveys, methodologies and guidance, and private sector overviews.

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Training

"The staff developed capacity through training programs. Now we have staff who know how to work on a proposal and how to manage projects.”
— Local Business, Afghanistan

Training services increase capacity and competition in developing markets by improving supplier knowledge of business standards, procurement procedures, and contracting requirements.  Specialized trainings are also offered.

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Business Matchmaking

“[Building Markets] has been extremely helpful. There are six companies that have returned to us with quotes for the medications we are looking for. Thanks again to your team, the information has saved us countless hours of research and given us a legitimate base of companies to work with."
— Global Medic, Haiti

Matchmaking connects buyers looking for goods and services in developing markets with verified local businesses who can meet their demands. Matchmaking includes the generation of customized reports, events, and supply/demand analysis.

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Local Business Directories

“We have so many international aid groups in the country, and being able to show these organizations that Haitian companies have the ability and capacity to fulfill these contracts in a timely and orderly fashion is a huge boost to our company and the image of Haiti as well.”
— Local Business, Haiti

Local Business Directories contain detailed profiles of domestic businesses searchable by sector and location. To ensure the integrity of our data, each business listed is verified every six months. Directories bring visibility to capable local businesses in developing markets that may otherwise be overlooked.

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Tender Distribution Services

“As a local business, we didn’t know where to look to find tendering opportunities. [Building Markets] Tender Distribution Services are very useful to us as we now have enough information to bid on, and even win, local tenders.”
— Local Business, Timor-Leste

Tender Distribution Services (TDS) collect and disseminate tenders and other business opportunities to registered local businesses. Tenders are shared through an online tender directory, targeted e-mail and SMS notifications, and through a tender distribution point in country offices. TDS facilitates local business access to market opportunities.  

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Advocacy and Communications

“When you open a small business here [in Haiti], it is up to you to find customers. Building Markets represented a way for us to get the word out. We just didn’t have the capacity to do what Building Markets was able to do for us.”
— Local Business, Haiti

Advocacy and Communications promotes the importance of "buying local" through host nation first policy promotion, marketing campaigns, events and social media.