DevLearn offers expertise in setting up, managing and evaluating large international development programmes. We focus on ‘private sector development’, including a variety of efforts to create jobs and raise incomes for people living in some of the poorest countries in the world. For example, we work on programmes to provide loans and advice to job-creating companies, to address constraints to economic growth, or to promote trade and exports.

 Our previous and current projects are:

Document past and current economic recovery programming in its European operations, and develop information products for audiences, Global. (Client: Danish Refugee Council, March 2020 - Present) 

Develop logical framework and monitoring and evaluation plan & procedure for PEPZ, Zambia.  (Client: Nathan Associates, Donor: DFID March 2020 - Present) 

Independently evaluate the results and effectiveness of  intervention supporting entrepreneurs to improve business outcomes, Global. (Client: MicroMentor/MercyCorps, Donor: Argidius, March 2020 - Present) 

Managed M&E system for DFID-funded business environment reform project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Client: PwC, Donor: DFID, January 2020 - Present) 

Provide training and learning workshops on market system development, sector transformation and results measurement (Client: Gatsby Africa, March 2020 - Present) 

Review logframe and value for money framework for private sector development project in Rwanda (Client: LTS, Donor: DFID, December 2019 - February 2020) 

Quality assurance for external evaluation of ELAN programme, Democratic Republic of Congo (Client: Oxford Policy Management, Donor: DFID, August 2019 - Present) 

Review of global portfolio, strategies, and evidence base, Global (Client: Rainforest Alliance. September'19 - Present)

Technical support to Strengthening Host and Refugee Population Economies (SHARPE) project, on using the market systems development approach in a refugee context, Ethiopia (Client: DAI, Donor: DFID, August'19 - Present)

Developing learning community of grantees working in housing and affordable shelter, UK, South Africa, India and Zambia (Client: Comic Relief, August'19 - Present)

Market assessment, training on the market systems development approach, and development of an M&E framework, focusing on refugees and host communities  Ethiopia (Client: Mercy Corps, Donor: EUTF, June'19 - Present)

Review of organisational capacity to implement market systems         development programmes for BANA project, Bangladesh (Client: Worldfish,   Donor: USAID, September'19 - October'19)

Supporting bid-writing for livelihoods project, Central African Republic. (Client: Mercy Corps, August'19 - September'19)

Training on market systems development and business development services, Egypt (Client: Global Communities, July'19)

Technical support to Arab Women's Enterprise Fund, on MSD approach and design scale-up strategy, Egypt. (Client: Marketshare Associates, Donor: DFID, June'19-present)

Reviewed indicators on private sector development before inclusion in the PIN global database of indicators. (Client: People in Need, May'19)

'Outcome harvesting' to address key learning questions of the Via Program, Tanzania, Mozambique. (Client: IYF, Donor: Mastercard foundation, May'19-present)

Conduct mid-term review of Trade, Enterprise & Employment Aid Match Programme, sub-Saharan Africa. (Client: Comic Relief, Donor: DFID, April'19-present)

Provide clear and compelling learning material for BIF to use in a closing event  with key stakeholders, Myanmar. (Client: Business Innovation Facility, Donor: DFID, May'19 - June'19)         

Multi-country evaluation for Innovations Against Poverty II Challenge Fund, Cambodia/Ethiopia/Uganda/Zambia. (Client: SNV, Donor: SIDA, February'19-May'19)

Train relevant livelihood team in market systems theory and practices adjusting the learning style of the team using the consultancy as a vehicle for team capacity building, Myanmar. (Client: Danish Refugee Council, January'19 - April'19)

Review evidence available on the results from market systems development programmes, synthesis and produce concise summary, Global. (Client: Beam Exchange, Donor: DFID, SDC, December'18-March'19)

Coordinate inputs from international and national consultants, develop recommendations and production of the final strategy paper, Ethiopia. (Client Enterprise Partners, Donor: Government of Ethiopia, November'19-January'19)

Design impact assessment for the interventions of Shahaj project, Nepal. (Client: Swisscontact, Donor: SDC, November'19-January'19)

Designed the evaluation for an innovative business registration status called Entreprenant for ESSOR project, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Client: PwC, Donor: DFID, November'18 - present)

Conduct diagnostic study into urban poverty and provide recommendations, East Timor. (Client: Market development facility, Donor: DFAT, October'18-present)

Lead mid-term review of skills training programme taking a market systems approach, Mozambique and Tanzania. (Client: International Youth Foundation, Donor: MasterCard Foundation, December'18-February'19)

Support the use of the DCED Standard, redeveloped  website , updated guidance, conducted webinars & training, Global. (Client: Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, September'18 -present)

Conduct mid-term review of REACH, an agricultural market systems development programme, Uganda. (Client: International Fertilizer Development Centre ,Donor:  Netherlands Embassy , September'18 -November'18)

Result measurement, MSD and strategic communications support to Enterprise Partners, Ethiopia. (Client: DAI Europe/ITAD, Donor: DFID, August'18-present)

Support portfolio and results measurement teams for a market systems programme working in urban areas, Ethiopia. (Client: Agora Consultancy, Donor: SIDA, August'18 - present)

Design, market, and deliver online training course on results measurement using the DCED Standard, Worldwide. (Client: Course Designer and Trainer, March'15-present)


DevLearn LLP

DevLearn LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in the UK, with partnership no. OC424201.

About Us

DevLearn LLP specialises in design, monitoring, evaluation, implementation and online training for private sector development, market systems development, M4P, challenge funds, and other economic growth programmes.

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