Learn more about this leading approach in economic development
Market Systems Development is an approach in economic development that focuses on the role of markets in poverty reduction, systems analysis, incentives, sustainability, and scale. The Market Systems Development approach was first developed in the UK and has since been adopted by various government organizations, such as DFID, Australian DFAT, SDC, DANIDA, USAID and more. More information on Market Systems Development can be found on the BeamExchange.
Over the course of four days, WUSC invites you to join us in learning more about Market Systems Development in a practical environment from renowned market systems practitioners. Connect with development colleagues from a range of INGOs and development funders at the only Market Systems Development training available in Canada! Together, we will explore a variety of topics, including: Market Systems principles and tools, working in Social Markets, Impact Investing in development and monitoring and evaluation in Market Systems programs.
Market Systems Development Training
Dates: October 28 – 31, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Commons at Media Style, 131 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Price: Early bird: CAD $875 | Regular: CAD $975
Early bird deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
Please note this training will be available in English only. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Spaces are limited. Register early to secure your spot!
Meet your Session Trainers
|Sarah Harrison is an international Gender Equality Specialist with a long-standing commitment to sustainable economic development. Sarah specializes in gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and inclusive market systems. She has extensive experience mainstreaming gender across organisations, businesses and projects to ensure more equitable outcomes, while facilitating effectiveness and innovation. As a leading trainer, researcher and consultant, Sarah has worked with a range of institutions globally including MEDA, Grand Challenges Canada, World Vision, BRAC and the International Rescue Committee. Her work and travel have spanned over 50 countries across six continents.|
|Ariane Ryan is an experienced development professional working as the inclusive economies advisor for WUSC; a role in which she helps strengthen the market systems perspective throughout the organization’s programs as well as leading the innovative finance portfolio. She has specialised in market systems development, engaging the private sector in development programming and has significant experience in integrating women into markets. She previously worked for MEDA in their women’s economic empowerment department and has spent over five years as a consultant, where she was able to work on some of Australian’s DFAT and Britain’s DFID largest market systems programs. She has worked in over 20 countries and is passionate about strengthening gender integration in market systems approaches.|
|Edward (Ted) Jones is a university professor and management consultant specializing in social finance, social enterprise, small business, governance, gender equality, higher education and program evaluation. A former tenured public policy faculty member and associate dean in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University, he is currently senior research fellow at Carleton, honorary associate with the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom, and president of E. T. Jackson and Associates Ltd., an Ottawa-based international management consulting firm and founding corporate member of CAIDP. Dr. Jackson has advised the Rockefeller and MasterCard foundations, the Canadian, Danish and Swiss development cooperation programs, Humanity United, WUSC, Digital Opportunity Trust and numerous government and non-governmental organizations. He is co-author of Accelerating Impact (2012) and Private Capital for Sustainable Development (2016), and directed the design of an executive course on evaluating impact investing in Africa (see www.evaluatingimpactinvesting.org/syllabus). He has advocated for putting gender equality at the centre of the mission of Canada’s new development finance institution. Ted Jackson has earned recognition for his leadership in graduate teaching, development management, community-development research, and community-university partnerships.|
|Courtney Bolinson is an independent consultant specializing in social impact measurement of impact investments, systems evaluation, and transformative evaluation. Courtney has conducted evaluations in diverse areas including smallholder farming, public health, impact investing, sustainable agriculture, arts and education, and international development. Courtney’s latest project with Engineers Without Borders is a pilot of transformative evaluation in the impact investing space and is being funded through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement. EWB is collaborating with transformative evaluation expert Donna Mertens and the African Evaluation Association. It is exemplary of Courtney’s approach to social impact measurement – evaluations that are inclusive, culturally-responsive, uplifting of local evaluators and approaches, and holistic, while remaining appropriate for the constraints of investors, especially at the seed-stage. Courtney has a Masters degree in both Agricultural & Applied Economics and Agroecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also sits on the leadership of the Social Impact Measurement topical interest group at the American Evaluation Association.|