About Systems Change
From the start, Catalyst 2030 members have explored systems change approaches as a means to accelerate our collective efforts to achieve the SDGs.
What is systems change? Recognising that there is no one definition, see how systems change was explained in the New Allies report:
Systems change captures the idea of addressing the causes, rather that the symptoms, of a societal issue by taking a holistic (or ‘systemic’) view. Systemic change is generally understood to require adjustments or transformations in the policies, practices, power dynamics, social norms or mindsets that underlie the societal issue at stake. It often involves the collaboration of a diverse set of players and can take place on a local, national or global level. The iceberg illustration below shows different levels at which systemic change can take place: ‘deeper’ changes tend to result in greater impact, but less-dramatic shifts can pave the way towards these deeper changes.
Shifting, reconfiguring, and transforming
In order to
Through intentional process and design, purposeful interventions, and conscious, deliberate approaches such as
With the outcome of creating, enduring and positively affecting
The Catalyst 2030 Theory of Change
Catalyst 2030 has developed its own ‘Theory of Change‘.
To develop this theory of how to best effect systems change, a task force of Catalyst members analysed our current reality, built the future we would like to see and developed a pathway to get there.
A detailed narrative of our Theory of Change is availble in pdf format here.