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Katalyst’s Contribution to Systemic Change – The Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond Cases  3




                                                                                                                                   Foreword


                                                                                                                                   Katalyst, one of the leading Market Development   aims  at  including  poor  farmers  better  into  the
                                                                                                                                   project,  is  pleased  to  present  you  ‘Katalyst’s   markets, there is still a lot of discussion on how to
                                                                                                                                   Contribution  to  Systemic  Change  –  The  Adopt,   do that.
                                                                                                                                   Adapt, Expand, Respond Cases’. This publication is
                                                                                                                                   an outcome of our longstanding, innovative and   The  Adopt,  Adapt,  Expand,  Respond  (AAER)
                                                                                                                                   dedicated  partnership,  with  known  British  think   framework  which  Katalyst  and  the  Springfield
                                                                                                                                   tank  the  Springfield  Centre.  The  publication   Centre  have  jointly  developed  helps  to  explain
                                                                                                                                   includes detailed case studies on how Katalyst’s   Katalyst’s  approach  to  systemic  change.
                                                                                                                                   work across our three core sectors (farmed fish,   Furthermore,  the  case  studies  will  show  how
                                                                                                                                   maize, vegetable) has facilitated systemic change   systemic  change  creates  win-win  situations  for
                                                                                                                                   and  contributed  to  inclusive  economic  market players such as private companies as well
                                                                                                                                   development.                                   as for small and poor farmers across Bangladesh.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Being  more  than  an  analysis  of  a  technical
                                                                                                                                   Katalyst’s approach is based on the premise that   approach in the development sector, these case
                                                                                                                                   enhanced  private  and  public  sector  business   studies  then  demonstrate  how  systemic  change
                                                                                                                                   services,  coupled  with  an  improved  enabling   has concrete impacts on peoples’ lives and how
                                                                                                                                   environment,  lead  to  more  competitive      systemic  change  is  contributing  to  accelerate
                                                                                                                                   enterprises,  inclusive  economic  growth  and,   inclusive economic growth in Bangladesh.
                                                                                                                                   ultimately,  poverty  reduction.  By  facilitating
                                                                                                                                   systemic  change  in  Bangladesh’s  agriculture   We  intend  this  publication  helps  to  further
                                                                                                                                   sector,  the  project  aims  to  reach  1.43  million   establish ‘systemic change’ as a key development
                                                                                                                                   farmers  and  SMEs,  and  to  increase  the  income   approach to help improve the lives of millions of
                                                                                                                                   impact of these beneficiaries by USD263 million.   people  in  Bangladesh  and  other  developing
                                                                                                                                                                                  countries.  We  are  confident  that  the  lessons
                                                                                                                                   Based on the sustainable and clearly visible impact   learned  and  conclusions  drawn  from  the  case
                                                                                                                                   of market development projects such as Katalyst,   studies will contribute to a wider learning in the
                                                                                                                                   development practitioners increasingly recognise   planning,  implementation  and  measurement  of
                  Katalyst’s Contribution to Systemic Change                                                                       that scale, and sustainability can all be linked to   systemic change programmes.
                  – The Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond Cases                                                                        systemic change. However, while systemic change
                  Case Study number 8, 9, 10


                  Dr. Ben Taylor
                  Dr. Jake Lomax
                  Karen Smith
                                                                                                                                   Markus  Ehmann                                      Nasir Uddin Ahmed
                                                                                                                                   General Manager                                     Head of Capitalisation, Communication and
                  Published in                                                                                                     Katalyst                                            External Relations Unit, Katalyst
                  June 2016

                  Photo
                  Wahid Adnan

                  Prepared by
                  Communications unit, Katalyst


                  Design and Print
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