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Step 3: Strategic Design and Planning

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Strategic Design and Planning is about building a vision for change in the market system, devising a strategy for the PMSD process, and identifying a set of facilitative activities to implement.

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Step 3: Strategic Design and Planning

  1. 1. Step 3: Strategic Design and Planning BACK TO MAP
  2. 2. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Summary Strategic Design and Planning is about building a vision for change in the market system, devising a strategy for the PMSD process, and identifying a set of facilitative activities to implement. The step also introduces the three fundamental principles of PMSD – systemic thinking, participation and facilitation, and describes how to put these into practise.
  3. 3. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Rationale The Strategic Design and Planning step will help you to: • Build a preliminary vision • Plan your exit before you intervene • Identify a set of facilitative activities to implement • Design smart subsidies
  4. 4. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Top Tips • Look at the market system as a whole and understand how market actors interact with each other – to uncover how to create deep and lasting changes within the system • Build a vision for change in the market system and use this to identify strategic activities to implement • Plan your exit as facilitator before you intervene • Be aware of the risks of using subsidies. Be strategic about their use • Respond to the interests of the donor with a proposal that assures impact, value addition, cost- effectiveness and relevance
  5. 5. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Guidelines Download a detailed set of notes describing our past experiences, recommendations and action points on how to devise an effective strategy for the PMSD process, and identify a set of facilitative activities to implement. • Step 3 Guidelines – Strategic Design and Planning • Supplementary Guidance Note: Market Systems Three Wheels of Change
  6. 6. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Training Download training materials that can be used in workshops to train practitioners in how to conduct strategic design and planning, through games, exercises and discussions. • Step 3 Training Materials – Facilitator Guide • Step 3 Training Materials – Slides
  7. 7. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Templates Download the templates from the strategic design and planning guidelines: • Step 3 Template – Strategic Design and Planning
  8. 8. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Case Studies Read case studies about our own experience of conducting strategic design and planning: • Transforming Livestock Markets in Zimbabwe • Agro-Dealership Voucher Scheme in Zimbabwe
  9. 9. 3 Strategic Design and Planning Further Resources • Coming soon!
  10. 10. 3 Strategic Design and Planning The Roadmap 1 Market System Selection 2 Preliminary Mapping and Analysis 3 Strategic Design and Planning 4 Empowering Marginalised Actors 5 Engaging Key Actors 6 Participatory Market Mapping 7 Participatory Planning 8 Facilitating Change 9 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 10 Communicating Evidence for Uptake

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