How to use the evidence framework
To view the available evidence for each link in the chain, click on the blue arrows in the results chain below or on the respective items in the menu on the right.
To view narratives explaining how the different types of interventions are typically expected to lead to pro-poor outcomes, you can click on the yellow boxes at the bottom of the framework.
Summaries of evidence on specific intervention types
Work has begun to bring together evidence on specific sub-types of interventions listed across the framework into easily accessible summary documents. The first two such documents by the DCED can be downloaded below; studies by others are also listed where available:
- Business environment reform and poverty: rapid evidence assessment, DFID, October 2015. The findings of this Rapid Evidence Assessment suggest that BER contributes to poverty reduction principally due to indirect effects, such as by changing the behaviour of private firms. This paper explores these indirect effects of business environment reforms on poverty in detail.
- Business Environment Reform and Investment Promotion and Facilitation: Rapid Evidence Assessment, DFID, October 2015. This Rapid Evidence Assessment addresses two topics: the impact of business environment reform on investment and the effectiveness of linking business environment reform and investment facilitation and promotion services.
- Business Registration: What do we know about the effectiveness of business registration support and reforms? Key studies referenced in the DCED Evidence Framework (v. May 2014)
- Business Management Training: What do we know about the effectiveness of Business Management Training? Key studies referenced in the DCED Evidence Framework (v. January 2014)
- Raising Agricultural Productivity: Topic Guide on Agricultural Productivity, by Peter Hazell, Evidence on Demand, May 2014. This guide provides an overview of the ways in which agricultural productivity has been successfully raised in developing countries, and of the social, economic and environmental consequences. It draws on the available evidence base, and highlights areas where important knowledge gaps still remain.