Labor Market Assessment Tools: Causal Loop Modeling
A causal loop model is a free-form map that shows causal relationships between variables in a system. It originated in the field of system dynamics, and is used in applications ranging from engineering, to business, to international development. Causal loop models help us to make explicit our understanding of how different factors are interacting to cause specific patterns and outcomes in a system. Recognizing root causes can help policymakers and implementers identify entry points and change levers which may be helpful in designing interventions.