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Systemic approaches to development require adaptations to traditional ways of measuring development impact. Our in-house team of expert can guide teams through the process of developing and managing effective monitoring systems to improve programme delivery.

Agenda for Change

IRC, Global

Agenda for Change is a group of like-minded organisations in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector implementing a systems change approach as a means towards universal and sustainable access as outlined in Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6). In an effort to better understand the current state of measurement of systems change across the Agenda for Change membership, Springfield Centre and Aguaconsult conducted a landscaping of systems measurement practices, including the type and frequency of data collection, what is being measured and how this relates to system strengthening. A second, but related output, proposed a framework for measuring systems change across the varied members as well as a sampling framework to test the approach.

Results Measurement Support to SDC

SDC, Eastern Europe

As part of a wider backstopping mandate, The Springfield Centre has provided monitoring and results measurement support to SDC’s programmes in Eastern Europe for a decade. They have helped to understand pragmatic measurement approaches for programmes operating at different scales with the most cost effective but robust approach to capturing results.

MRM support to Cotton Sector Development Programme

Gatsby Africa, Tanzania

Advising on construction of monitoring and evaluation systems, including results chains, questions, assumptions, indicators and methods. Providing input on programme impact evaluation design, including advice on the annual surveys and associated analysis plans. This included rationalising the questionnaire design, outlining the options for sampling approach and interrogating the intervention logic of agricultural practice and input information.

MRM support to Enable 2

DFID, Nigeria

Advising on impact evaluation and impact mechanism research for Enhancing Nigerian Advocacy for a Better Business Environment phase II (ENABLE2), which seeks to improve the quality and quantity of business advocacy and Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) in Nigeria. Springfield have helped the programme to address the difficult challenge of capturing the results of indirect interventions which can undermine the perceived effectiveness of business environment reform.

Research Support to MDF – Market Development Facility

DFAT, Fiji; Pakistan

The MDF is a DFAT funded initiative that aims reduce constraints to pro-poor growth. Springfield is working with MDF to conduct longitudinal research on two markets to understand how systemic change takes place. This has entailed developing a system map of key actors and functions, identifying the variables of change anticipated, collecting baseline data on these variables and designing a methodology for regularly assessing change over a period of at least five years.

EFSE – European Fund for Southeast Europe

Multi-donor, South East Europe

Springfield supported EFSE’s fund manager to understand the performance of its target group and key factors that drive their enterprise success through 25 evaluative case studies from five countries. Springfield developed a Monitoring and Learning Concept that guides the fund manager to monitor, learn and report what results the fund’s resources achieves and how this contributes to enterprise development.

PEPE – Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia

DFID, Ethiopia

PEPE is an industrialisation-focused programme working across three rapidly growing sectors in Ethiopia. Springfield have been engaged by DFID across twelve years to conduct annual, mid-term and project completion reviews as well as technically leading the groundbreaking longitudinal impact assessment which runs alongside the programme.