Case Studies and Examples

These case studies focus on the practical experiences of programmes that are working towards compliance with, or that are using, the DCED Standard.

Recent case studies

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    • Alexandra Miehlbradt and Hans Posthumus conducted a training workshop with advanced practitioners in results measurement in 2017.  Based on the presentations and discussions, they developed five Practitioners’ Notes. You can view the notes here and a one page summary here.

Measuring Changes in Indicators

 

The following case studies were produced as part of the DCED Practical Guidelines for Conducting Research (2013):

Measuring Attribution

Measuring Attribution: a practical framework to select appropriate attribution methods, 2015. This includes four sub-cases:

Capturing Wider Changes in the Market or System

Using Results for Adaptive Management

Sector-Specific Case Studies

Environmental:

Business Training and Skills Development:

Agriculture:

  • Tractor leasing, DFID/PrOpCom Nigeria, 2011: This case shows how all the elements of the Standard have been integrated into activities. It illustrates the translation of results chains, with projected impacts, into a measurement plan. Also see their assessment of systemic change brought by this programme.
  • Maize production in Bangladesh, Swisscontact Katalyst, 2011: Katalyst is advanced in its work towards the Standard. The case outlines its experience with each component of the Standard, providing examples of how results measurement has improved programme management. It also includes a detailed measurement plan.
  • Palm oil production, GTZ Thailand, 2011: In this case study, all the elements of the Standard have been integrated into the results measurement system, and results measurement is part of regular programme management. It shows the transition from a sector-level results chain to a measurement plan, with example measurements and projections.

DCED Global Seminars on Results Measurement

2018 Seminar on Results Measurement and Market Development

All presentations and associated documents are available here.

2016 Seminar on Results Measurement

All presentations and associated documents are available here.

2014 Seminar on Results Measurement

All presentations and associated documents are available here.

2012 Seminar on Results Measurement

All presentations, associated documents and video interviews are available here.