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:


Global, May 2019 Indicator review

For People in Need

Reviewed indicators on private sector development before inclusion in the PIN global database of indicators, available at

Ethiopia, June 2019 - Present Labour Market Assessment

For Mercy Corps

To conduct a labour market assessment in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, focusing on the refugees and the host communities. Using MSD approach, the assignment is to analyse the market, assessing constraints and opportunities, and make suggestions for intervention design.



Mozambique and Tanzania, May 2019 till – Present




Via Outcome Harvesting 

For IYF and Mastercard Foundation 

To design and carry out Outcome Harvesting to address key learning questions of the Via Program, which seeks to influence the collective behavior of the TVET system actors (inclusive of government, employers, civil society, and youth) to be responsive to the labor market so that young people have improved economic opportunities.


Global, April 2019 till – Present



Trade, Enterprise & Employment Aid Match Programme 

For DFID and Comic Relief

To commission a mid-term review of the programme, based on a review of existing grantee and Comic Relief documentation, complemented by approaches that could include interviews, grantee surveys.



Myanmar, May 2019 till – June 2019




Business Innovation Facility (BIF)


Provide clear and compelling learning material for BIF to use in a closing event with key stakeholders in Myanmar in June 2019.

Global, February 2019 – May 2019 Evaluation of Innovations Against Poverty II Challenge Fund

For Sida and SNV

Conduct multi-country evaluation of a challenge fund supporting inclusive businesses. Conduct field visits, review literature, and produce evaluation report.

 Myanmar- January 2019 till April 2019 Youth Responsive labour Market Assessment

For Danish Refugee Council

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;


Global, December 2018 - March 2019 Evidence Review for Market Systems Development

For BEAM Exchange

Review evidence available on the results from market systems development programmes, synthesise and produce concise summary.

Ethiopia, November 2018 – January 2019
Strategy Consultant For Developing National Leather strategy of Ethiopia

For Government of Ethiopia through Enterprise Partners

Coordinate inputs from international and national consultants, develop recommendations and production of the final strategy paper.

Nepal, November 2018 – Jan 2019
Team leader For Sahaj Nepal (Swisscontact) Impact Evaluation

Lead a two-person team supporting Sahaj to design impact assessments for nine priority interventions.

DRC, November 2018 – Present Evaluation consultant

For ESSOR Through PwC

ESSOR is a DFID funded project to improve environment conducive to investment. We are designing the evaluation for an innovative business registration status called Entreprenant.

Timor Leste, October 2018 – Present Urban poverty study

For Market Development Facility (DFAT)

Conduct diagnostic study into urban poverty in Timor Leste for Market Development Facility. Scope includes tool design, field research, and developing suggestions for new interventions.

Mozambique and Tanzania December 2018 - February 2019
Team Leader, Mid-Term Review
For International Youth Foundation (MasterCard Foundation)Lead mid-term review of skills training programme taking a market systems approach in two countries.

January 2013 – April 2016; September 2018 – Present

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development

Support the use of the DCED Standard for Results Measurement, a practical framework for monitoring and managing results. Redeveloped website and updated guidance, conducted webinars and training in the UK and Kenya, and developed guidance for using the DCED Standard in Challenge Funds, systemic approaches, and evaluations.


September – November 2018

Mid-term review team member

For International Fertiliser Development Centre (EKN)

Through Opportunities Unlimited

Conduct mid-term review of REACH, an agricultural market systems development programme implemented by the International Fertiliser Development Centre and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

October 2018 – Present

Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (DFID)

Through MarketShare Associates

Provide technical assistance to the Egypt team on market systems approach and designing scale-up strategy.


March 2015 – present

Course designer and trainer

Design, market, and deliver online training course on results measurement using the DCED Standard. Course has been taken by approximately 200 participants over 4 cohorts, from 2015 onwards.


August 2018 – present

Strategy and results measurement support

For Enterprise Partners (DFID)

Through DAI/Itad

Provide backstopping support for portfolio and results measurement team at Enterprise Partners. On the technical side, provided advice on strategy, intervention design, communications and scaling up interventions. On MRM side, advised on reviews, evaluation findings, and conduct quality assurance of results measurement system biannually.


August 2018 – present

Strategy and results measurement support


Through Agora Consultancy

Support portfolio and results measurement teams for a market systems programme working in urban areas in Ethiopia. Provide training, advice on market system development, and result measurement.

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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