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Dced standard onepagesummary 12jan10


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DCED standard document with Results Chain

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Dced standard onepagesummary 12jan10

  1. 1. DCED Standard for Measuring Results in Private Sector Development Every development agency finds growing pressure to report the results that it is achieving. A greater emphasis Example of a Results Chain: on logframes and baseline surveys is not helping managers Commercial training for Vets of Vets Example of a Results Chain: Technical Skills Development to measure their achievements, particularly where programmes are aiming to have market-wide impacts. As a Impact at More Income Poverty Level More employment result, the achievements of the best agencies and programmes are often going unrecognised. Increase in profit Increase in profit The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Impact at Reduced days of pig Reduced days of pig Decrease in mortality Decrease in mortality therefore proposes a Standard, which programmes can use Enterprise Level production cycle production cycle to measure their own results. This turns results Swine producers start using proper medicines and Other swine producers are influenced to use measurement from an event into a process; credibility is applying effective disease control measures proper medicines and apply effective disease assured through external certification of the measurement Service Other vets seek training on better use of medicine process used by the programme – instead of asking a Market Outcomes Swine producers learn about effective disease control and vaccines consultant to duplicate that process. Service Market Vets are more knowledgble on using medicines The Standard has been generated and refined during 2008 Outputs and vaccines more efficiently and 2009 in collaboration with PSD programmes in the Vets receive training on better use of medicines field. It includes all of the elements needed for credibility and vaccines (see Box below for list); these elements are now accepted Company assisted in developing the training Activities module and vet identification as 'good practice', but few programmes have yet achieved them all. A private company interested to provide training With thanks to the USAID on how to identify diseases, use medicine and Cambodia MSME Project vaccine The DCED Standard ‘At a Glance’ 1. Articulating the Results Chain 2. Defining indicators of change What are the Benefits? 3. Measuring changes in indicators The DCED results measurement initiative offers the 4. Estimating attributable changes following benefits to programmes: 5. Capturing wider changes in the system or market 6. Tracking programme costs the opportunity to think through the logic or results 7. Reporting results chains, leading to greater clarity around priorities a management tool to orient all staff efforts around 8. Managing the system for results measurement those priorities, and to encourage understanding of how their work contributes to the ultimate goals The first step in the Standard calls for managers to the means to generate approximate numbers for articulate the results chain: the logic of their work, already impact (where appropriate) that have credibility; also implicit but rarely illustrated in a clear form (see example the means to capture wider market change of the format, above). interaction with other programmes, for exchange and learning in key skills areas required for results This format enables managers to be explicit about the measurement assumptions on which their work is based – including for recognition in the field, as being seriously engaged in example sequencing and parallel logics – and provides the the results measurement agenda framework for validating them in a systematic way. Indeed, time-saving, through not having to ‘reinvent the those implementing the Standard report greatly increased wheel’ for results measurement processes effectiveness and focus; it also provides a framework within which to measure and attribute impacts – where For more information that is feasible. contact or visit The ultimate vision is that programmes and organisations complying with the Standard will be widely accepted as reporting-results being committed to effectiveness and excellence. Many DCED member agencies, INGOs, field programmes and consultants are actively exploring the potential for the Standard, and additional participants are very welcome – th 12 January 2010 particularly among partner Governments.