Itad has been appointed by Sida to undertake an evaluation of its management of the market systems development (MSD) approach. The evaluation began in January 2018 and will be completed in August 2018. It has a dual purpose:
- To contribute to improved MSD programming by Sida through better management practices across the project cycle.
- To generate recommendations on how Sida can create conducive conditions for systems approaches and adaptive programming more generally.
The evaluation will also generate valuable insights for those outside of Sida. The evaluation focuses on Sida’s management of MSD projects (or organisational capacity). It is intended to be formative and participatory, with a strong emphasis on learning from the evaluation process itself – particularly by Sida staff.
This report provides suggestions for additional activities to be undertaken through the evaluation process to maximise engagement, communication and learning amongst evaluation stakeholders.