Case study

The story of Katalyst

A summary of the project management experiences of Swisscontact

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A brief paper analysing how Katalyst evolved from its start in 2002 until its close in 2017.

The Agribusiness for Trade Competitiveness Project (ATC-P), branded as Katalyst, is a pioneer market systems development project contributing to sustainable poverty reduction in Bangladesh. 

The focus of the paper is on the experiences of Swisscontact in managing the project - on the inner workings of this large organisation. It looks at Katalyst's three phases and the changes it went through from piloting, to scale, to systemic change.

It suggests that Katalyst could develop into a global flagship and brand name in the development community - as a successful laboratory for the M4P and then MSD methodology. 


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