The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) collaborated with the Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER - Rural Economy Institute) and Christian Aid to organise a roundtable on Markets in crises and transitions on 4 March 2014 in Bamako, Mali. The roundtable was part of HPG’s research on markets in crises and transitions. It brought together market players, experts on market studies and operational agencies. The following goals were set:
- to facilitate an ongoing process of reflection by market actors and experts on ways to analyse and understand the impact of crises on markets and the implications for people affected by crises;
- to identify current knowledge of the manner in which markets adapt during crises and the implications of these changes on affected people; and
- to reflect on how markets are analysed during crises.