Despite the great interest in results, relatively little information is available
on what is being achieved. Even self-reported results are rare, and may not always
be credible. Meanwhile, many practitioners believe that they are achieving great
results, but lack a credible channel through which to communicate them.
The DCED Standard therefore provides a practical framework, whereby programmes
can monitor their progress towards their objectives. This enables programmes to better measure, manage, and demonstrate results.
Over 30 large programmes are implementing the DCED
Standard, in sectors ranging from value chain development to challenge funds, to business environment reform. It
is increasingly recognised as best practice in results measurement.
Donors including DFID and AusAid have included the Standard in their
tender documents, and many other donors look favourably upon it in bids.
It is included in the AusAid 2012 PSD strategy, among other documents from DFID, OECD, UNDP, and more. Case studies from projects across Africa, Asia, Europe and Australasia show the benefits of implementing the DCED Standard.
Some documents are also available in French and Spanish, listed below.
Les documents suivants sont disponibles en français.
Los siguientes documentos están disponibles en español.
Photographs courtesy of Paul Weijers and Katalyst