Practical Tools to Monitor Market System Dynamics (Event Resources)

  • Date Posted: August 3, 2016
  • Authors: Tim Sparkman, Eric Derks, Michael Field
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The more we learn about market systems and systemic change, the more we realize that describing these system dynamics is a major challenge. In addition, many tools for describing and monitoring shifts in system dynamics can be inadequate, as it is difficult to gain insight into network structures and institutional biases that influence the way individuals behave.

In order to help solve this, the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project and the Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) activity recently joined forces and developed a set of easily applied tools to better explain, monitor and track changes in system dynamics using the AVC program as the venue for experimentation.

In this webinar, presenters discussed each of these valuable tools, including the theoretical underpinnings and their applications for market systems programs.