This page lists reports, learning papers, research and guidance documents which our team have written or contributed to. Alongside our regular blogs, we hope this contributes to public knowledge on international development. We’ve also added some supplementary resources from others that we find particularly helpful.


A pragmatic approach to assessing systemic change. This paper outlines a process that programmes can use to assess system changes regularly and practically.


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.


Validating The Impact of Virtual Businesses Mentoring. A practioners toolkit developed by Mercy Corp based on MicroMentor project.

Starting a Business in the DRC An assessment of Essor’s contribution to the DRC Doing Business Indicators

Journeys to Impact: Charting New Pathways from Pilot to Scale for Market Systems Transformation in Ethiopia

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 diagnostic study into urban poverty and provide recommendations in East Timor for Market development facility. To view the report kindly 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.

ESSOR quantitative and qualitative evaluations. DevLearn supported a mixed methods evaluation for ESSOR, a business environment reform programme in the DRC. It examined the results of Entreprenant, an innovative business registration status for small entrepreneurs.

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) II Mid-Term Evaluation. DevLearn conducted a mid-term evaluation into IAP, a challenge fund supporting inclusive business in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Zambia and Uganda.

Blogs and webinars

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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.
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