Impact Investing Partners operating in Indonesia invested in several women-led SMEs across various sectors, generating jobs and leveraging private capital. The investments also had positive social impacts, supporting smallholder farmers, reducing CO2 emissions, and decreasing plastic use. Future projects should include environment-based metrics.
Employing Outcome Harvest Studies in Business Environment Reform (BER) and Market Systems Development (MSD) Programmes.
This short tip sheet provides guidance on how to use Outcome Harvesting in a challenging context for systems change programmes. The document summarises lessons learned from implementing the methodology for a Business Environment Reform programme in the DRC.
Impact Evidence And Beyond: Using Evidence To Drive Adoption Of Humanitarian Innovations.
This learning paper provides guidance to humanitarian innovators on how to use evidence to enable and drive adoption of innovation. It is managed by a collaboration between DevLearn and Elrha.
Comic Relief Housing and Shelter Community of Practice.
This Community of Practice is a space for Comic Relief partners to explore shared topics of interest, discuss their experiences of implementation, learn together and disseminate the impact of their work. It is managed by a collaboration between DevLearn and EDP Associates.
This literature review presents key trends and findings about growth, opportunities, and challenges for gender lens investing (GLI) in Southeast Asia, with a focus on private markets.
The results achieved by programmes that use the market systems development approach.
Beam Exchange, 2019. During this research, DevLearn reviewed the evidence underlying the market systems development report, assessing the results achieved by MSD programmes, the value for money, and how MSD programmes achieve change.
DevLearn conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Via Programme, a five-year programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation and implemented by the International Youth Foundation (IYF). The programme is implemented in Tanzania and Mozambique. To view the executive summary click here.
DevLearn conducted an evaluation using Outcome Harvesting of International Youth Foundation’s Via Programme, which aims to change the vocational training system in Mozambique and Tanzania. To view the report click here.
Resources from others
The ILO have produced a toolkit for organisations providing support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It helps projects decide what aspects of SME performance to measure, as well as how to measure them. You can see it here.