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This short note synthesises two studies commissioned by the DCED on how donors and development agencies can support economic transformation through Business Environment Reform (BER)-related activities and the Market Systems Development (MSD) approach.

The brief summarises the drivers of economic transformation, and the relevance of BER and MSD in supporting long-term productivity improvements.

It puts forward practical suggestions on how donors and development agencies can incorporate economic transformation-inspired thinking in programme design, implementation and assessment. It identifies clusters of actions to better use MSD and BER activities together to catalyse transformational change.