MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL CHANGE | Jake Lomax | Research Project

Jake says:

“I’m developing a language for understanding, mapping and measuring systems and system change. Practitioner-oriented document on measuring systemic change is available [in the paper listed bottom, which] also provides a pretty good indication of the language although it doesn’t go into detail. I’m working on a systems mapping guide at the moment, it should be available in a few weeks. I should add that I work in international development and the practitioners targeted follow the ‘market systems development’ approach, but the language is designed to be transferable to any social or socio-environmental context or approach.”

via MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL CHANGE | Jake Lomax | Research Project

Project

Mechanisms of Social Change

Goal: Seeking to develop a universally-applicable and coherent conceptual framework for understanding and representing positive and negative social and socio-ecological change processes at all levels from individual actor level to system level.

The purpose is to produce a language to represent systems in a way that informs research design in measurement of particular aspects of systems, and supports implementation of interventions to change systems. It should also assist in learning of what works in what context.

 

project goal
Seeking to develop a universally-applicable and coherent conceptual framework for understanding and representing positive and negative social and socio-ecological change processes at all levels from individual actor level to system level.
The purpose is to produce a language to represent systems in a way that informs research design in measurement of particular aspects of systems, and supports implementation of interventions to change systems. It should also assist in learning of what works in what context.
Includes:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338775196_The_antidote_to_systemic_change_frameworks_six_practical_steps_to_assess_systemic_change_and_improve_your_strategy
The antidote to systemic change frameworks: six practical steps to assess systemic change (and improve your strategy)
  • January 2020
Measurement of systemic change is often mediocre and inconsistent, held back by a lack of clarity in the process and methodology of systemic change measurement. We need clearer representation of systems and systemic change that those funding, implementing and evaluating programmes can easily understand, and that connects meaningfully to the work programmes are actually doing on the ground. A new 3sd Research paper provides a step-by-step process that informs empirical efforts to assess systemic change. The process has six steps. Three that provide a System Snapshot that can be repeated in order to assess how system composition and performance change over time. And three more steps that together analyse System Dynamics, supporting understanding as to why the system has changed and how this affects sustainability of impact.