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Pakistan - Market Assessment: Earthquake Affected Areas, December 2005

The specific objectives of the market assessment were to (i) to better understand local market structures in the earthquake affected areas; (ii) undertake a trader survey in the affected areas to analyze price changes and market issues, such as transport costs, credit availability and marketing margins; (iii) validate the preliminary findings related to markets in the assessment, particularly for urban areas, describe probable market recovery over the near term and the potential effects of food aid on local markets; and (iv) provide a markets related analysis to support programming decisions and recommend ways to monitor markets/prices in the earthquake affected areas.