Market Systems Development Training

Training Opportunity: Engendered Market Systems Development

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 with a strong gender lens in a practical environment from renowned market systems practitioners. Connect with development colleagues from a range of INGOs and development funders at the only Engendered Market Systems Development training available in Canada! Together, we will explore a variety of topics, including: Engendered 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

Agenda: MSD Training Agenda
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 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 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.
Ted Jackson Edward (Ted) Jackson 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 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.
Leah Katerberg Leah Katerberg is a development professional with over 15 years of private sector development experience across the globe. Her areas of expertise lie in monitoring and evaluation, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. Currently she provides leadership on these areas as MEDA’s Director of Cross-Cutting Services.
Jim Delaney Jim Delaney is Director of the Programming and Partnership Unit for the Uniterra Volunteer Cooperation Program, a 14 country volunteering for development program jointly managed by WUSC and CECI. Previously, Jim worked on social enterprise, community economic development and private sector partnership programs for 20 years, including a decade in Vietnam and three years in Sri Lanka. Jim has held key program management positions with WUSC, CHF, the Coady International Institute, and the University of British Columbia, and has consulted widely on market development and local economic development for the World Bank, ADB, GIZ and IFAD, among others. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer review journals, and has taught development at the Coady International Institute, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities of Ho Chi Minh City, the University of Toronto and York University.

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