Christian Aid and Inclusive Market Development:

“Inclusive markets that provide the income, goods and services people need have a critical part to play in ending the scandal of poverty. People living in poverty need the private sector to thrive.”


We are open to partnering with peers, the private sector, governments and donors to realise the potential that more inclusive markets offer to address poverty.

Christian Aid is a UK based NGO that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Christian Aid has a 70 year history of working with local partners and their communities in over 40 countries building resilient livelihoods. Our inclusive market development programmes are a next step in a journey of employing enterprise as a solution to poverty – from our campaigns on trade justice, to our founding role in the Fair Trade movement, and our early stage investment in Divine Chocolate.

We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice.