A Pragmatic Approach to Assessing System Change
The approach in this paper helps programs to structure strategies and intervention plans so that they better guide program management and assessment of system change. The approach also introduces the intervention lens and the helicopter lens for assessing system changes. By enabling programs to pragmatically identify and assess system changes regularly, the approach equips programs to improve their strategies and interventions more effectively and quickly.
Hans Posthumus, Rachel Shah ( Springfield Centre), Alexandra Miehlbradt (MCL) , Adam Kessler (DCED)
Skills for Jobs: Developing an apprenticeship system
This case study describes how S4J launched and developed an apprenticeship system that meets the requirements of the private sector and describes the results in terms of graduates being more employable. This case also highlights how the program developed an appropriate monitoring system and how the program assesses the impact of this intervention, while dealing with attribution in this challenging context
Forming partnerships with private sector actors
A summary of lessons learned by Market Systems Development Practitioners on forming and managing such partnerships.
This document provides practical tips on how to find and contact partners, how to make deals, what to finance and how, what to consider when making contractual arrangements and how to manage partnerships.
Building and managing an appropriate results measurement system
Lessons learned by a smaller Market Systems Development Program applying the DCED Standard.
The case study shares the learnings from the Increasing Market Employability
program (IME) to develop and manage a results measurement system:
What needs to be done and why it is important for each phase of the Program Management Cycle.
Good practices for SDC Program Managers
SDC 2016, revised Jan 2019
What donor agency staff need to know, in order to take full advantage of the DCED Standard for Results Measurement in the programmes they supervise. Written for SDC, useful for all funders.
Five Practitioners' notes
In November 2017, Alexandra Miehlbradt and Hans Posthumus conducted a training workshop with advanced practitioners in results measurement. Based on the presentations and discussions, they developed five Practitioners’ Notes. Each Practicers'Note outlines key challenges and provides solutions and tips from the field.
Gathering Information from Businesses. Tips on how to start off on the right foot with businesses and how to address challenges in information gathering that arise during implementation.
Technology in results measurement. Pros and cons on device-based data-collection, on-line questionnaires and analyses software to save time and money, improve accuracy and present information more effectively.
Monitoring. Tips to help programs implement good monitoring practices, ensuring it adds value for managers and helps to avoid common pitfalls. It also addresses issues in outsourcing monitoring and co-facilitators’ monitoring
Using multipliers to estimate impact. Tips to assess when multipliers may be appropriate to use, how to use existing multipliers and how to develop multipliers.
Assessing systemic change. How practitioners are outlining systemic change pathways, identifying and assessing systemic changes, analysing the causes of changes and using information on systemic changes in program management.
Technology in results measurement
Pros and cons on device-based data-collection, on-line questionnaires and analyses software to save time and money, improve accuracy and present information more effectively.
Tips to help programs implement good monitoring practices, ensuring it adds value for managers and helps to avoid common pitfalls. It also addresses issues in outsourcing monitoring and co-facilitators’ monitoring.
Assessing systemic change
How practitioners are outlining systemic change pathways, identifying and assessing systemic changes, analysing the causes of changes and using information on systemic changes in program management.
Typical challenges in results measurement
Ten cases that describe how programs have addressed typical challenges in results measurement. Funded by SDC/DCED, developed by the HPC consortium: Aly Miehlbradt, Ben Fowler, Hans Posthumus, Nabanita Sen, Mihaela Balan, Phitcha Wanitphon and Wafa Hafiz
BEAM Exchange 2016
How multipliers may help to estimate impact of the tourism sector on employment in a country.
How programs may support national stakeholders to collect relevant data.
Two experiences by the Promoting Private Sector Employment (PPSE) program in Kosovo, funded by BEAM Exchange.