This paper introduces the adopt-adapt-expand-respond framework to assess systemic change.
Market systems development programmes aim to leave behind systems that work better for the poor. But what does the term 'systemic change' mean to practitioners and their funders? Once defined, how do programmes interpret their role in facilitating it? With the intent of promoting greater precision and some degree of commonality in how practitioners and funders understand and how programmes operationalise 'systemic change', this paper introduces the Adopt-Adapt-Expand-Respond (AAER) framework (also referred to as the systemic change framework) to contribute to this aim.
Anyone seeking a framework to understand systemic change, in particular senior programme and M&E staff seeking to operationalise and measure systemic change.