Dossier on Systemic Change

Written by Melanie Lazelle and Michaela Cosijn from Food Systems Innovation (FSI)

This document produced by Melanie Lazelle and Michaela Cosijn provides an overview of what systemic change looks like in practice, frameworks for implementing and measuring systemic changes, and some suggestions for improving the program cycle to achieve systemic impacts based on the Australian aid context. Practical experiences and insights are presented from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) market-development programs supported by information from the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) systemic change guidelines, and presentations during DFAT Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) Reflection Workshop, 21-22 July 2015 and Palladium/Swiss Contact Training on the Orientation to Market Systems Development, 29 September - 2 October 2015. This document is intended for donors, implementing partners, and program managers and staff to support knowledge sharing of M4P approaches and improve performance of programs in achieving systemic changes within complex market systems.