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Demonstrating VfM within an M4P programme

Over the last 12 months, Itad has been developing a Value for Money (VfM) system for the Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia (PEPE), a private sector development programme designed according to the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) methodology. Demonstrating VfM in an M4P programme poses particular conceptual and practical challenges as this blog briefly …

How to evaluate if a programme really makes markets work for the poor – 10 Key points

Lots has been written about what can be achieved using a market systems or M4P approach, and similarly there also appears to be a consensus among practitioners that the approach can yield important benefits for poor people. However, robust evaluation evidence that actually demonstrates impact is thinner on the ground.

There are relatively few examples of rigorous …

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of grant holders and service providers of DFID’s Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) has just taken place. Hosted by CIDT, at the Telford Campus of University of Wolverhampton, and facilitated by CIDT and Itad with Triple Line, the three day session (5-7th January) started the year on a positive note.

Some 70 people gathered from a …