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Guidelines for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Market Systems Development

Organization(s): 
Impact LLC
Author(s): 
Elizabeth Dunn
Tatiana Pulido
Ben Fowler
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016

This paper describes a set of guidelines for improving monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) within the context of market systems development (MSD). These guidelines support the capacity of donors and their implementing partners to identify and address key MEL parameters and methodological issues for MSD interventions. As listed below and discussed in Section II, there are 16 recommendations. Together, these address the practical realities of MEL in MSD, in which a facilitation approach typically reaches target beneficiaries through other system actors, generating slower paced and less predictable outcomes.