Published by
The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development's (DCED)

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.