Evidence framework

The DCED Evidence Framework organises robust research on results in private sector development (PSD) based on the logic by which programmes typically expect to achieve pro-poor impacts. It is designed as a ‘clickable’ results chain that signposts key evidence for each step in the logic. As such, it helps in making research-backed arguments for PSD, while highlighting remaining research gaps.

For resources focusing on the impact of market systems development programmes only, please refer to the Evidence Map of the BEAM Exchange.

Not sure where to find what you need? Go to the full comparison of BEAM’s and DCED’s knowledge offer on evidence.

Get evidence step-by-step: The Evidence Framework

To view the available evidence for each link in the chain, click on the blue arrows in the results chain below. Please note that the graphic is not available for Mobile Phone displays, however you can click on the respective links in the right hand menu. The links currently only work in Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera. 

To view narratives explaining how the different types of interventions are typically expected to lead to pro-poor outcomes, you can click on the yellow boxes at the bottom of the framework.

Evidence on specific intervention types at a glance: Syntheses of research listed across the evidence framework

Work is on-going to to bring together evidence on specific sub-types of interventions listed across the framework into easily accessible summary documents. Available syntheses by the DCED and others are listed below.

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