Impact evaluation

Independent evaluation of the Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia (PEPE)

Mid-term evaluation final report


for market systems approaches

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Published by
Palladium, Agora Global, IDS, JaRco Consulting
Project implementer
Results level
Growth and access to services
Mixed method
Intervention types
Improved access to finance
Improved access to information
Improved product / service quality
Improved value chain coordination

Findings of the midterm evaluation of PEPE with two specific objectives.

  1. To provide a credible estimate of the impact of the programme at midterm, in terms of the number of jobs created by PEPE, given challenges that the programme has faced in reliably reporting on job creation. 
  2. To apply the overall evaluation design approach at midterm in order to improve its robustness and effectiveness ahead of endline in 2020 and ex-post in 2024. The challenges in conducting robust impact evaluation of complex systems change programmes is well discussed in the evaluation literature. The evaluation of PEPE provides a particularly challenging case due to the evaluation challenges inherent in the M4P approach.

About PEPE
A seven year multi-sector initiative funded by DFID with an aim to reduce poverty by catalysing systemic change in three market systems, creating jobs and increasing incomes, with particular emphasis on impact for women and green growth. The three market systems are the leather, horticulture and garments sectors of Ethiopia.