Successful system transitions are driven by interventions that increase the participation and actions of stakeholders in the direction of accelerating the adoption of the new solution. These positive feedback loops, or ambition loops, are created from multiple actors collaborating, applying lessons learned, and using innovative technologies and approaches. The interventions are most effective when they are synchronized with stages of a transition by addressing the stage of technological advancement, responding to societal and economic realities, and taking advantage of high-leverage intervention points.
Gaps remain on how to drive ambition loops most effectively. Below is a growing set of case studies to understand the factors that both create successful feedback loops and make them fail. These stories inspire, inform, and illustrate how to set up successful initiatives, programs, and policies that drive systems change.