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:

The most recent case studies, arising from the 2021 Advanced Training Workshop in Results Measurement for Private Sector Development (co-sponsored by the DCED) are:

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


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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