New focus areas for Market Development Approaches WG
1st June 2007
The MDA WG met by teleconference during the month and welcomed two new participants from USAID - Maggie Farrell and Patricia Mengech who have replaced Shyami De Silva and Joan Robertson on the WG. Joan has moved to Constella-Futures and may still be involved with the WG.
Following the results of a small survey undertaken by Steve Kinzett, it was agreed to postpone the Country Typology project and instead seek funds for ideas of standard measurement of MDAs as soon as the SOW for evaluation of MDAs has been circulated.
Since the MDA meeting in London, where the small group agreed to focus on generics to increase demand creation, it was also agreed that new topics could be brought to the MDA with increased participation from new partners. With this in mind, Steve Kinzett and Ben Light will produce a concept paper for a full MDA meeting in September to review MDA work already undertaken (particularly under the USAID | PSP-One Project), bring together more partners, and investigate the idea (with ICON) of a manufacturers´ forum.
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June 2007, RHSC