Guidance

Demystifying market systems resilience

An introductory brief

Published by
Vikara Institute for USAID FtF Market Systems & Partnerships

This brief offers a simplified explanation of market systems resilience (MSR) and its key drivers, as well as examples of interventions that can strengthen MSR and entry points for practitioners looking to apply an MSR lens.

It discusses how an MSR lens:

  • emphasises stressors (as well as shocks)
  • seeks insights from enterprises and market institutions (not just households)
  • applies a unique analytical framework, and designs interventions to influence the system