2016 Global Seminar on Results Measurement


  • You can view the DCED-BEAM 2018 Seminar here.
  • You can view the 2012 DCED Global Seminar page here and the 2014 Seminar page here.

DCED Global SeminarThe DCED Standard for Results Measurement has gained wide acceptance as a framework for monitoring effectiveness in real time; it is now in use by many development 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.

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Summary report

A brief summary report of the event can be downloaded here.

Seminar agenda, presentations and additional resources

Monday 14th March
Session 1, 08:30 – 10:00


Session 2, 10:30 – 12:00

World Café

  • An opportunity for participants to meet each other
  • Group photograph

Session 3, 13:30 – 15:00

Using the DCED Standard for Learning and Management

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Measuring Employment

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Session 4, 15:30 – 17:15

Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment

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Tuesday 15th March

Session 1, 08:30 – 10:30

Defining attribution methodologies and applying them in practice.

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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.
  • 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

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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.

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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

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Session 3, 11:15 – 12:00

Use of the DCED Standard

Session 4, 13:30 – 15:00

Evaluations and the DCED Standard

Session 5, 15:30 – 17:00

Conclusions and Looking Forward

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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.”



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