DCED Evidence Framework

The DCED Evidence Framework provides access to robust research on results across all types of private sector development. It aims to support evidence-informed arguments for PSD, while highlighting remaining research gaps.

BEAM Evidence Map, in contrast, focuses on the impact of market systems programmes only.

The DCED framework is organised according to the logic by which programmes typically expect to achieve pro-poor impacts. Hence it is designed as a ‘clickable’ results chain that signposts key evidence for each step in the results chain.

DCED Evidence Framework

Comparing DCED's and BEAM's Evidence
 

DCED Evidence Framework 

BEAM Evidence Map

Covers evidence about all major private sector development approaches  

Focuses on evidence documents from and about programmes using a market systems development approach

How it organises evidence

  • Organises evidence in an overarching results chain detailing different outputs, outcomes and impacts that PSD programmes typically aim to achieve  
  • Each ‘link’ in the results chain provides a narrative of what works or does not work, links to individual studies and briefly summarises their key findings
     

How it organises evidence

  • Arranges evidence documents in a matrix, organised into four broad results-levels, and categorised into various types of market systems intervention
  • The matrix focuses on highlighting research gaps and the amount or quality of research available on specific aspects; individual studies are hyperlinked

Useful for:

  • PSD strategy development
  • Writing business cases 
  • Producing literature reviews on ‘what works’ 

Useful for:

  • Accessing available studies for a variety of research uses 
  • Identifying research gaps for future studies

Type of resources:

  • Focuses on robust/ high-confidence studies
  • Includes academic and programme-level evidence
  • References journals and publicly accessible research
     

Type of resources:

  • References all available studies on a specific aspect
  • Distinguishes between low confidence and high confidence studies
  • Focuses on programme-level evidence
  • Only references publicly accessible research

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