External review

Australia-Indonesia Partnership rural economic development programme

Mid-term review


for market systems approaches

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Published by
Project implementer
The Palladium Group
Results level
Systemic change
Mixed method
Data source
Intervention types
Improved access to finance
Improved access to information
Improved input supply
Improved marketing of products
Improved product / service quality
Improved value chain coordination

The Australia-Indonesia Partnership (AIP-Rural) aims to increase the agricultural incomes of at least 300,000 poor smallholder farmers by 30 per cent by stimulating greater private and public sector investments that create better access for farmers to inputs and markets.

It operates in five provinces of Indonesia and includes four component projects.

The programme uses a market systems development approach. Key programme strategies include working through private sector actors to deliver services and products in transactions of mutual benefit to farmers and private sector actors.

Intervention description

The mid-term review examined four programmes in the AIP-Rural portfolio. It looked at their efforts to reduce rural poverty and support the development of competitive markets in the agriculture sector in eastern Indonesia.

The four programmes are called PRISMA, TIRTA, SAFIRA, and ARISA.

The review was conducted to provide independent and informed advice to DFAT on the relevance of the programme; progress made; and to provide recommendations to improve effectiveness.

Evidence methodology

The review used four methods:

  • document review
  • semi-structured interviews of 220 individuals
  • field and site observations
  • simple case studies

Of the four programmes reviewed, PRISMA’s results measurement system was successfully audited against the DCED Standard.