What We Do
We build markets, create jobs and sustain peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities.
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Job creation is one of the greatest drivers of poverty reduction and stability in conflict-prone countries. The key to those jobs? Local entrepreneurs. The reason that poverty and instability persist is due to basic barriers that prevent local entrepreneurs from accessing formal business opportunities. Building Markets was founded to solve this problem.
Our approach is simple. We connect local entrepreneurs to domestic, regional and global supply chains. Our teams start by finding and verifying competitive local businesses and matching them with the demands of buyers. We collect and translate tenders and distribute them through our extensive networks. We train local businesses on how to bid on, win and execute those tenders. We measure impact, and we advocate for aid reform and open markets.