What is Systemic Change?
Generally speaking, any action contributes to systemic change:
- if it has a wide-ranging social impact on the life of a poor person
- if it’s sustainable, that is if it creates a structure for ongoing, permanent change
- if the strategies used can be replicated to solve similar problems elsewhere
- if it brings about social change by transforming traditional practice
- if it develops or implements a pattern-forming idea, allowing people to see the world with new eyes