5.5.2. PSD-IAI Assessments

Conducting a good impact assessment of a value chain project involves the following steps (the steps assume two research rounds—a baseline and follow-up):

  1. Select the Project(s) to be Assessed.
  2. Conduct an Evaluability Assessment.
  3. Prepare a Research Plan.
  4. Contract and Staff the Impact Assessment.
  5. Carry out the Field Research and Analyze its Results.
  6. Disseminate the Impact Assessment Findings.

The Private Sector Development Impact Assessment Initiative (PSD-IAI) team is conducting a series of impact assessments on four USAID private sector development projects to demonstrate and refine this approach to impact assessment:

Another impact assessment of the USAID-funded Development of a BDS Market in Rural Himalayas project was conducted in 2007.