Case Studies and Examples

These case studies focus on the practical experiences of programmes working towards compliance with the DCED Standard. For a case study on the experience of a whole organisation, see:

Using the Standard in smaller programmes

Applying specific elements of the Standard in practice

Measuring Changes in Indicators

  • Measuring Sustainability: The Case of Kenya Markets Trust in Kenya, DCED, 2015. Development programs aim to create sustainable changes that continue to benefit their target population after the program ends. This case describes how the Kenya Markets Trust measured the sustainability of a business model in the agricultural inputs sector. Key themes: #Sustainability #Agriculture #Aginputs

Measuring Attribution


Capturing Wider Changes in the Market or System


Using Results for Adaptive Management

  • Using Information on Results in Program Management – The case of Samarth-NMDP in Nepal, DCED, rev. 2017. Using information effectively to help manage a program enables the program team to build on what is working and to change or discontinue what is not. This case describes the system and tools that Samarth Nepal Market Development Program (Samarth-NMDP) have developed to analyse information on results and use it to adjust interventions and strategies.


Examples presented at the DCED’s 2018 Global Seminar on Results Measurement

Since 2012, the DCED has organised four Global Seminars with Results Measurement Practitioners on the use of the DCED Standard. The latest Seminar in 2018 also reviewed the latest practice in market systems development. Presentations and examples of programme experiences with particular aspects of the Standard can be found below.

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