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A Pragmatic Approach to Assessing System Change

These papers outline a process that programs can use to assess system changes regularly and practically. The 'Overview' summarises the approach and 'How to put it into practice' provides more detailed implementation guidance, worked examples, and useful tips.

Applying an OVC Lens to Public-Private Partnerships in Microinsurance

This Technical Guidance Brief series was commissioned by ASPIRES, through FHI 360, to explore the state of the practice of microinsurance, with an emphasis on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households. The Evidence Base Report on Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children identified a number of knowledge gaps in the literature that have formed the basis for a series of four technical guidance briefs (TGBs), covering:  1) The role of microinsurance in the social protection space;

OVC-Relevant Health Microinsurance

This Technical Guidance Brief series was commissioned by ASPIRES, through FHI 360, to explore the state of the practice of microinsurance, with an emphasis on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households. The Evidence Base Report on Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children identified a number of knowledge gaps in the literature that have formed the basis for a series of four technical guidance briefs (TGBs), covering:  1) The role of microinsurance in the social protection space;

The Role of Microinsurance vis-a-vis Other Social Protection Mechanisms for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

This Technical Guidance Brief series was commissioned by ASPIRES, through FHI 360, to explore the state of the practice of microinsurance, with an emphasis on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households. The Evidence Base Report on Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children identified a number of knowledge gaps in the literature that have formed the basis for a series of four technical guidance briefs (TGBs), covering:  1) The role of microinsurance in the social protection space;

Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)

The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) provides guidance to donors and implementers of agricultural market development programs on how to translate into practice the evidence and insights gained from the WEAI survey results. This is the second edition of this guide. It has been updated to include more examples of how to implement the interventions, gender analysis questions, social and behavior change communication techniques, and more.

State of the SGB Sector: Impact Report 2013

This report highlights the state of the SGB sector and also ANDE's vision for our future. You may notice differences from previous years' publications. This year, the Aspen Institute has designed a report that the organization hopes will be a reference for organizations who already are involved in the sector. Rather than making the case for SGBs, this report focuses on the progress and challenges that we have seen over the past five years. The report draws on data provided by ANDE members and others over the past year to understand sector trends.

Using Value Chain Approaches in Agribusiness and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

This guide by JE Austin for the World Bank presents a range of concepts and tools with good, detailed case studies and examples to illustrate methodologies. It is a good source of definitions and distinctions between various concepts such as supply chain, value chain, and cluster, and includes a literature review (which mentions some AMAP publications).

Chain-Wide Learning for Inclusive Agrifood Market Development

The purpose of this guide is to provide analytical tools for promoting engagement among governments, businesses and civil society to bring about policy change that enhances opportunities for small-scale producers in markets in which power is increasingly concentrated. It contains a detailed explanation of the approach as well as tips, guides, activities, etc for facilitating workshops with stakeholders.

Donor Interventions in Value Chain Development

"Donor Interventions in Value Chain Development" guide is similar to USAID’s approach in its focus on changing behavior and avoiding market distortion. The value chain framework is almost identical. To move from analysis to intervention, the approach takes the following as starting points:

GROOVE Market Facilitation Program Administrator's Guide

This Administrator’s Guide provides NGOs interested in developing a market facilitation mentoring program with guidance on how to adapt and administer the program based on the lessons from the GROOVE learning network's experience.

GROOVE Market Facilitation Mentoring Program Overview

Overview of the GROOVE Market Facilitation Mentoring Program, a tested approach to building the capacity of value chain program managers and technical specialists to become effective market facilitators. By adapting and applying the program you will join GROOVE members in growing a cadre of market facilitators worldwide, improving results of value chain programs while engaging and developing your staff through an interactive mentoring approach.