Case study

Katalyst’s contribution to systemic change

The Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond Case No's 8, 9 & 10

Published by
Springfield Centre

Detailed case studies on how Katalyst’s work across three core sectors (farmed fish, maize, vegetable) has facilitated systemic change and contributed to inclusive economic development. The Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond (AAER) framework which Katalyst and the Springfield Centre helps to explain Katalyst’s approach to systemic change. Furthermore, the case studies show how systemic change creates win-win situations for market players such as private companies as well as for small and poor farmers across Bangladesh. The case studies then demonstrate how systemic change has concrete impacts on peoples’ lives and how systemic change is contributing to accelerate inclusive economic growth in Bangladesh. 

The cases begin with an introduction to the two key concepts necessary for defining and articulating systemic change; the nature of the market system and the dimensions of change necessary to ensure sustainable, large-scale impact. This is then used as a lens to examine intervention in the three sectors:vegetables, fish, and maize. While each case includes sector specific lessons, the final chapter of the cases draws together conclusions based on common findings across cases to be used for wider learning in the planning, implementation and measurement of systemic change programmes.