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            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

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