Local Systems and Market Systems

  • Date Posted: November 8, 2016
  • Authors: Ruth Campbell
  • Organizations: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

USAID has invested time and resources into two independently produced, but highly complementary, frameworks and associated approaches to increasing food security and alleviating poverty. These are the local systems framework and the inclusive market systems framework. This briefing paper does not seek to fully explain the theory of either of these approaches but provides an overview of the complementarities of the two frameworks.