II-b Value Chains and Evaluation in the Private Sector

This workshop aims to provide insights into the results framework for the evaluation of private sector development (PSD) programs. The workshop is organized around the sequence from theory-based approaches for PSD evaluation to evidence-based systems for PSD result monitoring and evaluation. Key attention is given to empirical approaches for assessing relevance and effectiveness and practical methods for analyzing attribution and additionality in agro-food value chains. Different indicator approaches for evaluating programs based on Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) and Value Chain Mapping (VCM) will be discussed and illustrated with practical examples. In addition, assessment frameworks for analyzing cross-cutting issues of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are outlined.