We provide long term support to programmes to help programme staff to develop and manage interventions as well as providing a regular external challenge function to improve delivery.

Rural SME Development

SDC, Georgia

The Rural SME Development Project in Georgia is a four year CHF 4.5m project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The overall goal is to improve employment and income opportunities in rural areas by enhancing rural SMEs performance, competitiveness and access to finance. As professionalisation, investments and innovation is low in rural areas, the project aims at deepening and widening the availability of adequate and effective Business Support Services in rural areas to improve the SME’s operations and management. As flagship for new working relationships with Swisscontact, the Springfield Centre is, together with Mercy Corps, part of the implementing consortium led by Swisscontact and provides technical and thematic support in systems approach, access to finance and business support services to the team and strategy inputs to ensure the quality of the interventions and the programme overall.

Analysis and modelling of climate smart service delivery models

SNV, East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)

Contracted through SNV’s COVID-19 Response and Resilience Initiative for Food Value Chains in Africa (CORE) programme, Springfield is supporting SNV teams in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to assess experience, capture lessons, and strengthen their programmatic support to climate smart service providers across the region. The assignment entails an extensive programme of service delivery model (SDM) analyses that seeks to explore the nature of model resilience in terms of business viability, ecosystem functionality, and sustainability of climate smart outcomes. The work will culminate in the modelling and definition of a set of sustainable, climate smart agriculture service delivery model ‘archetypes’ to support a diverse array of service providers across the region to strengthen and render more resilient the climate smart services they provide to smallholder farmers and producers.

Innovating in the Housing Labour Market for Low-Income Households

Habitat for Humanity International, Mexico and Peru

Springfield provided mentoring support to two regional offices of Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS) to re-visit and deepen their analysis of construction labour constraints and opportunities. This included reviewing analysis undertaken to date on root causes of underperformance in the wider low – income housing market system, guidance on how to expand the team’s understanding of their market systems, portfolio reviews of existing low income housing interventions, and prioritization of further areas for intervention.

Market Development Facility

DFAT Australia, Indopacific

Through our partner, Swisscontact, Springfield provides the Senior Advisor to the Market Development Facility, responsible for its overall technical direction, quality control and capacity development. MDF promotes sustainable economic growth and development, through jobs and higher incomes for women and men, in its partner countries, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The programme connects individuals, businesses and governments with each other, and with domestic and international markets. It catalyses investment, innovation, partnerships and coordination in manufacturing, services and agricultural sectors.

SuNMaP2

DFID/Malaria Consortium, Nigeria

Springfield is a core partner in this programme supporting national and state-level partners to identify and develop more effective and sustainable strategies for malaria control in Nigeria. Springfield experts are providing strategic leadership, oversight and technical support to efforts to strengthen private sector supply and delivery of key malaria control commodities (including bednets, ACTs and mRDTs). Support has focused to-date on commodity market analyses, intervention strategy and tactic formulation and planning, and partnership prioritisation and establishment. The focus across SuNMaP2 is on sustainability and embedding capacity in local public and private partners to continue to deliver quality malaria control services.

PROPCOM/PrOpCom Maikarfi

DFID, Nigeria

Springfield was contracted to provide technical backstopping services to this agricultural market development programme across several years. This support took many forms including direct technical advisory services to the team leader, long-term project placements of key staff to build capacity, internal programme reviews and critical assessments, and specialist support around measurement and research including the writing of case studies. Springfield were instrumental in the turnaround of the programme between the two phases of PrOpCom resulting in significant and sustainable increases in impact.

LIWAY – Livelihood Improvement for Women and Youth

Sida, Ethiopia

The Springfield Centre is providing on-going technical support to the market systems development programme improving livelihoods of urban women and youth in Ethiopia. Services include support on diagnosis, management, measurement, facilitation and intervention design, in addition to learning support to ensure that the impact of the programme, internally and externally, is maximised.

SAMARTH

DFID, Nepal

Springfield was contracted to provide technical backstopping services to this agricultural market development programme across several years. This support took many forms including direct technical advisory services to the team leader, long-term project placements of key staff to build capacity, internal programme reviews and critical assessments, and specialist support around measurement and research including the writing of case studies. Springfield were instrumental in the turnaround of the programme between the two phases of PrOpCom resulting in significant and sustainable increases in impact.

KMT – Kenya Markets Trust

DFID & Gatsby Africa, Kenya

Kenya Markets Trust has the objective of stimulating large scale, sustainable change in Kenyan markets including livestock and agricultural input sectors and in non-urban water supply. Springfield acted as advisers to KMT’s management and board, assisting to develop and periodically review sector strategies, assess the progress of its portfolio of interventions, and strengthening its monitoring and evaluation system.

AIP PRISMA

DFAT Australia, Indonesia

The Springfield Centre is part of the Strategic Review Panel, an independent advisory group that advises the DFAT on the performance and strategic orientation of AIP-PRISMA. PRISMA provides comprehensive and sustainable solutions for the prosperity of smallholder farming households in Indonesia. The programme works with the private and public sector to help spur growth along the value chain by reducing constraints and barriers to farmer productivity, performance and market access. PRISMA works in a range of commodity sectors, and in supporting markets such as financial services, ICT, irrigation, and crop protection and soil treatment.

ENABLE

DFID, Nigeria

Across two phases, Springfield co-implemented this innovative £17m programme for DFID which is taking a market systems approach to business environment reform. Springfield’s role varied over time and encompassed the whole of the programme’s areas of work. Support was provided for monitoring and results measurement, technical support to intervention development and portfolio management, and capturing of learning. Springfield also seconded staff to the programme long-term to ensure effective delivery.

Strengthening Market Development Capacities

SDC, South Caucasus

Springfield provided long-term support to the development and implementation of SDC’s ‘Economic Development and Employment’ programming across the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). Support focused on market development capacity strengthening and oversight and included specific technical advisory support to eight individual programmes across the region and facilitation of regional learning activities and events. Springfield provided strategic advice to SDC’s programme managers in each country and at regional level as well as programme-level advice including to the Georgia ‘Alliances’ programme widely regarded as a flagship initiative both by SDC and its implementing agency, Mercy Corps.

Private Sector Development Portfolio

SDC, South and West Serbia

Provision of on-going advisory support to SDC’s private sector development portfolio. The mandate includes both portfolio strategy and management advice to SDC as donor, alongside implementation strategy and tactical advice and support to the two programme implementers in South and South-West Serbia. The portfolio has successfully adopted the market systems development approach and, uniquely, works through two regional development agencies with whom Springfield works closely to build their capacity through a combination of strategic, operational and training related inputs. Both programmes has been regarded as two of SDC’s flagship initiatives in the Balkans region.