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DFAT operational guidance note

November 201718 pages Download as PDF (430.6 KB)
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Australia's Department for Foreigh Affairs and Trade (DFAT) operational guidance note for MSD programme managers.

This operational guidance note introduces key features of MSD and shares the lessons of experienced DFAT MSD programme managers to help staff design and manage MSD programmes.

This guidance responds to a growing demand for information about the approach. It is based on three programmes that pioneered the approach within DFAT:

  • Australia Indonesia Partnership for Rural Economic Development (AIP-Rural)
  • Market Development Facility (MDF)
  • The Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain (CAVAC) program

Useful for:

It is applicable to managers of a new set of MSD programmes that have emerged recently in response to current policy directions and strategies. The guidance will also be of interest to managers of DFAT’s other private sector and value-chain development programmes.