This course provides an introduction to the analysis of markets in emergency contexts, with input from some of the world’s leading thinkers on the topic.  Learn the potential for market analysis across all sectors to transform the way humanitarian programs are designed as well as the harm that can be caused by failing to consider markets when designing a programme.


This has been designed for humanitarian decision makers, including donors, country directors, programme managers and others who make strategic and operational decisions about what kinds of programming to promote and implement.


•    Introduction of key concepts in market analysis
•    Why markets are important in the lives of people affected by disasters
•    An introduction to market-aligned programming and its benefits
•    A closer look at the market assessment process


This course will take around 30 mins to complete.

The course has been Co-developed by the International Rescue Committee and the Cash Learning Partnership with the generous funding of USAID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Data protection:

This course was created by CaLP and IRC, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that CaLP will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. If you have any questions about this, please email