TESTING TOOLS FOR ASSESSING SYSTEMIC CHANGE

Partner

Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO)

Date

September 2016

Team 

Ben Fowler
Timothy Sparkman

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About the Publication

There is growing recognition among market systems development practitioners of the need to capture the deeper changes that are occurring in the systems in which they work. The Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) activity has focused over the last three years on investigating practical ways to measure indications of systemic change. This started with a literature review and synthesis of efforts to evaluate systemic change for inclusive market development. This paper builds upon that initial work by summarizing the results of a multi-year research effort to understand the potential of a set of tools – Standard Measurement Tools, Outcome Harvesting, SenseMaker, and Social Network Analysis– to measure systemic change. It provides practical guidance for practitioners wishing to select and apply tools for capturing systemic change that are relevant in their own contexts.

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