The DCED Standard for Results Measurement has gained wide acceptance as a framework for monitoring effectiveness in real time; it is now in use by an estimated 150 programmes around the world. Every two years, the DCED hosts a Global Seminar to deepen understanding on selected topics of particular interest to the community. The 2016 DCED Global Seminar featured presentations and discussions on cutting-edge themes such as measuring women’s economic empowerment, assessing attribution, measuring job creation, and using results information to manage programmes. Sessions included plenaries and break-outs, with time for discussion between the 130 participants. The full agenda, presentations and relevant links are included below. A final summary report is also available.
If you would like to access resources from previous Global Seminars on Results Measurement, please contact the DCED Secretariat.
Seminar agenda, presentations and additional resources
Monday 14th March
Session 1, 08:30 – 10:00
- Overview of the Standard, Seminar Agenda, Jim Tanburn
- DCED’s knowledge offer, Melina Heinrich-Fernandes
- Both presentations are available here.
Session 2, 10:30 – 12:00
- An opportunity for participants to meet each other
- Group photograph
Session 3, 13:30 – 15:00
Using the DCED Standard for Learning and Management
- Building a Learning Culture – The Case of the Market Development Facility in Fiji, 2015.
- Practical Guidelines on implementing the DCED Standard: Managing the System for Results Measurement
- CDC’s methodology for measuring indirect employment changes, Alex MacGillivray, CDC
- CDC’s Annual Review 2014, reporting aggregate job creation results
Session 4, 15:30 – 17:15
Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment
- Measuring Gendered Impact: Outstanding Challenges and Experience in using Adam Smith International’s Guidelines, Sonia Jordan, Adam Smith International
- New research prepared for GIZ, Erin Markel, MarketShare Associates
- Integrating women’s economic empowerment into the MDF approach, Victoria Carter, Market Development Facility
- Chair: Birgit Seibel, GIZ
- Adam Smith International (2016): Measuring Gendered Impact in Private Sector Development. Technical Reflections and Guidance for Programmes.
- Market Development Facility (2015): How Women contribute to and benefit from growth. Integrating Women’s Economic Empowerment into the MDF Approach.
- DCED (2014): Practical Guidelines for Measuring Results in Women’s Economic Empowerment in Private Sector Development
Tuesday 15th March
Session 1, 08:30 – 10:30
Defining attribution methodologies and applying them in practice.
- A practical framework to define appropriate attribution methodologies, Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon
- Four case studies on assessing attribution, Zakaria Tavberidze, Sanju Joshi, Syeda Samira Saif, Belinda Boateng.
- DCED (2015): Measuring Attribution: a practical framework to select appropriate attribution methods, Hans Posthumus Consulting.
- Case study of the intervention of MDF with Acelda in Timor Leste, illustrating the use of a before and after with opinion method.
- Case study of Samarth-NMDP intervention in the ginger sector in Nepal, illustrating the use of a quasi-experimental method.
- Case Study of Propcom Mai-Karfi (PM) intervention in the tractor market in Nigeria, illustrating the use of comparison groups.
- Case Study of the Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme (ALCP) in Georgia, illustrating how a single impact assessment could assess attribution for multiple interventions.
- Practical Guidelines for Implementing the DCED Standard: Estimating Attributable Change.
Session 2, 11:00 – 12:30
Breakout Groups on Attribution
- Market Development Facility with Acelda in Timor Leste, Syeda Samira Saif
- Samarth-NDMP in the ginger sector in Nepal, Aly Miehlbradt and Sanju Joshi
- Propcom Mai-Karfi intervention in the tractor market in Nigeria, Hans Posthumus and Belinda Boateng
- The Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme in Georgia, Phitcha Wanitphon and Zakaria Tavberidze
Session 3, 14:00 – 15:30
Participant Marketplace and Breakouts
- The Participant Marketplace offers participants the opportunity to present their work.
- FSD Africa, Kevin Munjal
- PSP4H Kenya, Ron Ashkin
- Business Call to Action, Tomohiro Nagasaki
- Katalyst Bangladesh, Fortunat Diener; Katalyst’s new framework for assessing systemic change can be downloaded here.
- Setting up a multi-country results measurement system in MDF, Fiza Salim
- Optional breakout session: Capacity Building for Results Measurement, Aly Miehlbradt
- Optional breakout session: Introduction to the DCED Standard, Nikola Babic
Session 4, 16:00 – 17:15
Tools for Assessing Systemic Change
- Applying the AAER framework to M-Shwari (FSD Kenya), David Elliott, Springfield Centre
- Tools for assessing systemic change: Overview of trials under USAID/LEO and DFID/BEAM, Tim Sparkman, MSA
- Chair: Mike Albu, BEAM Exchange
- Springfield (2014): Adopt-Adapt-Expand-Respond: a framework for managing and measuring systemic change processes.
- USAID (2014): Evaluating Systems and Systemic Change for Inclusive Market Development.
- Practical Guidelines for Implementing the DCED Standard: Assessing Systemic Change.
Wednesday 16th March
Session 1, 08:30 – 10:00
Measuring better and more inclusive jobs, hosted by Matt Ripley, ILO
- The experience of Kuza (DFID/ASI) in Kenya with measuring inclusive jobs, Justin van Rhyn, Adam Smith International
- The experience of BOSS (NZAID, IRISH AID/ILO) in Timor-Leste with measuring productive employment, Annie Major
- Presentation of an indicator inventory drawn from the experience of over 20+ projects in measuring working conditions, Steve Hartrich, ILO
- All presentations can be viewed here.
- ILO (2015) The BOSS Project in Timor-Leste: Thin Markets, Thick Impact?, ILO, 2015.
- Practical Guidelines on Implementing the Standard: Measuring Changes in Indicators
Session 2, 10:30 – 11:15
Using the DCED Standard for Learning and Management (cont.)
- MRM tools for programme management – M4C’s experience, Subrata Kumar
- DCED (2015): Monitoring Program Progress: The Case of Making Markets Work for the Jamuna, Padma and Teesta Chars in Bangladesh, Hans Posthumus Consulting.
Session 3, 11:15 – 12:00
Use of the DCED Standard
- Using the Standard from start to finish in CAVAC, Peter Roggekamp
Session 4, 13:30 – 15:00
Evaluations and the DCED Standard
- New developments in evaluation of PSD programmes with Itad/BEAM, Charley Clarke, ITAD
- An evaluator’s perspective on the DCED Standard, Jim Rugh, author of the RealWorld Evaluation book
- Chair: Donna Loveridge
- Optional breakout session: Inclusive Buzziness: A practical exercise on using results for management in the honey market, Adam Kessler
Session 5, 15:30 – 17:00
Conclusions and Looking Forward
- Learning from audits to date, Phitcha Wanitphon
- Why the DCED Standard matters to us, Helen Bradbury, Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme
- Summing up and next steps, Jim Tanburn
Feedback from seminar participants
“The Seminar was very helpful and I particularly enjoyed the diversity of topics … It really sparked interesting debate from a diverse group of PSD practitioners.”
“It was a wonderful balance of information exchange, networking and building connections/relationships, and fun! Thank you!!”
“High quality, diverse speakers. Excellent!”
“It was a great opportunity to learn about the DCED Standard and see what peers are doing.”
“Good spread of tools, methodologies, frameworks, attitudes and theories.”
“It was a great opportunity to catch up with many people and get to know more about their work. I really took a lot out of it.”