Impact of Input and Output Market Development Interventions in Ethiopia

Yemisrach Getachew, Moti Jaleta, Birhanu G. medihin


This study estimated the impact of input and output market development interventions of the IPMS project at Alaba and Dale PLW, SNNPR on institutional and organizational changes of agricultural markets, marketed surplus and market orientation of the participant households. The study has used cross-sectional sampled household survey. A propensity score matching method was applied. The intervention has resulted in positive and significant effect on marketed surplus and to be market oriented in contrast to the non-participant households on top of improving institutional and organizational setup of agricultural markets in the study areas. Based on the results obtained scaling out or the extension of such market development interventions, both input and output market, has a paramount importance for the achievement of growth  and transformation plan  of the country in the short run and welfare improvement in the long run.

Key words: Input and output market development intervention, propensity score matching, Pilot learning woreda

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