Review of SuNMaP Commercial Sector Strategy (2010)

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DFID, Malaria Consortium

Project Location

Project Duration

1 year

Total Value


Value of Montrose Component



  • Support for National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) was a major malaria control programme financed by DFID Nigeria. A key component of the programme was to use the commercial sector to improve access to quality assured malaria prevention, diagnostic and treatment commodities.
  • Montrose was contracted to conduct a review of the existing commercial sector strategy and update it in line with current thinking on private sector development strategies.


  • Montrose was contracted to evaluate and update the SuNMaP commercial sector strategy.
  • Montrose carried out a comprehensive review of the commercial sector strategy including consideration of how SuNMaP’s work with long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN), rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and pharmaceutical manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers could be made more sustainable by producing systemic change within the market.
  • Other deliverables included a briefing note on lessons learnt on the commercial sector (internal to the project and in the LLIN market in Nigeria), a revised M&E framework, commercial sector engagement tools and a framework for an in-depth LLIN market survey.


  • The review recommended that SuNMaP adopt a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) lens with the purpose of facilitating systemic market change, particularly in favour of the poor.
  • The results of the review were supported by both DFID and SuNMaP and the programme subsequently adopted the revised strategy.
  • Montrose has subsequently supported SuNMaP to operationalise and monitor the new commercial sector strategy.