WHAT IS THE ANNUAL MARKET SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM?
The purpose of the Market Systems Symposium is to provide the inspiration, capacity building, and connections you need to strengthen and transform your market systems development practice. Join leading experts, practitioners, and donors from around the globe to advance conversations exploring innovations in research and the application of market systems development strategies, through inspiring dialogues, capacity building breakouts, hands-on tool workshops, and abundant networking.
WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?
INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO LEVERAGE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Explore the practical application of systems thinking to economic and private sector development strategies.
DIVERSE GROUP OF PRACTITIONER AND DONOR STAFF
Interact with practitioners and donors from around the world who are designing and testing the latest field-based analytical tools and development approaches.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
WHAT MATTERS MOST
OUR CORE PRINCIPLES
The MSS Fellowship is designed for the staff of local development organizations, local consulting firms, local consultants, and students. This Fellowship is not open to staff of international development organizations and consulting firms. Applications will open for MSS2023 at a later date.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
The advent of the Market Systems approach to international development offers a viable answer to that question. Addressing issues of economic prosperity and social inclusion through market participants is starting to be recognized as the best way to ensure the durability of our solutions. Attempting to address those problems by working around markets through direct interventions has simply not worked. The international development community is accepting the dramatic advantages offered by working through markets. The Market Systems Symposium is the key event on the international development calendar where these ideas can be exchanged robustly, and ACDI/VOCA, as a leading Market Systems practitioner, will continue to support the MSS as it performs that important role.
Charles J. Hall
President & CEO / ACDI/VOCA