This literature review examines current thinking on evaluating systems and systemic change for inclusive market development.
There is increased interest in systems and systems thinking within the development community, based in part on an emerging recognition that scale, impact, and sustainability can all be linked to systemic change. This report was conducted as the first step in defining a research agenda to inform evaluation practice for market systems facilitation interventions. It looks in turn at defining systems and systemic change, evaluation typologies and challenges, developing an evaluation framework for market system interventions and systemic change under facilitation, and several frameworks that are being used to identify indicators of systemic change.
Practitioners, in particular M&E staff, seeking guidance on how to measure systemic change.