Staff from ASI’s Growing Portfolio of Market Development Programmes Participate in Dubai Training Course
In March eight staff from ASI's market development programmes in Nigeria, Nepal and Kenya attended the Springfield Centre's Managing and Measuring for Better Results in market development programmes training course in Dubai. This brought together staff from ASI's Private Sector Development team, project team members, and representatives from two of our partner organisations the Kenya Gatsby Trust and FIT Resources. The five-day course was attended by individuals from donors, NGOs and consultancy organisations around the world to build an understanding of the key requirements needed to facilitate pro-poor systemic change. In particular, the course focused on the value of incorporating practical results measurement into the heart of the intervention process and how management and measurement techniques can support effective facilitation.
ASI is committed to rigorous application of the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach in our private sector development programmes. Furthermore, we take results measurement seriously and impact assessment plays a crucial role in our overall approach. We have learned that "M&E" is more than just measuring results - an impact assessment system is an integral part of project planning and enables coherent and robust strategic management of interventions.
M4P is Recognising that delivering M4P programmes is not simply "business as usual" over the last six years we have invested in building significant in-house and project team capability in the design, delivery and evaluation of M4P programmes.
More information on M4P can be found at www.M4PHub.org