Tackling Impact Assessment of Business Enabling Environment Interventions: A case study from GROW Liberia’s cocoa sector work

  • Date Posted: May 19, 2022
  • Authors: Aly Miehlbradt, Ritesh Prasad
  • Organizations/Projects: Miehlbradt Consulting Ltd., GROW Liberia
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Guidance
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency


Cocoa in Liberia

A step-by-step approach to impact assessment can often turn impossible challenges into possible solutions.

Successful interventions targeting the business enabling environment can have a profound effect on markets and the target group.  Yet, practitioners often struggle to assess the impacts of these interventions within market systems development programmes.  This paper explains how to tackle impact assessment challenges for business enabling environment interventions using the case of a GROW Liberia intervention focused on regulations in the cocoa sector. It provides a step-by-step approach, outlining what information to gather, how to gather it and how to use it to describe and estimate intervention impacts.  It discusses how to report results and concludes with practical lessons learned applicable to common impact assessment challenges.


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