Project monitoring report

AIP-Rural activity completion report



for market systems approaches

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Published by
Project implementer
Palladium / Swisscontact
Results level
Poverty reduction
Mixed method
Data source
Monitoring Data
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

A summary of three of AIP-Rural's programmes:

  • Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA)
  • Strengthening Agricultural Finance in Rural Areas (SAFIRA)
  • Tertiary Irrigation Technical Assistance (TIRTA)

PRISMA specifically adopts a market systems development approach designed to improve agricultural  competitiveness and achieve increased economic returns in selected value chains. 

Intervention description

Provides background, results and the evolution of their technical and operational approaches, including achievements, challenges, key lessons, and finally a summary conclusion with considerations for the follow-up PRISMA-2 investment (2018 – 2023). 

Evidence methodology

AIP-Rural is a data-driven programme. It uses the results measurement standard of the DCED as the foundation for its MRM system. It is supported by a Management Information System (MIS) which automates consolidation and presentation of intervention data for reporting, benchmarking and analysis.

AIP-Rural’s portfolio review process uses a practical range of quantitative and qualitative indicators to rank intervention quality and performance. The indicators are: outreach; benefit; rationale; value for money; quality of deal; quality of collaboration; systemic change potential; poverty; gender and environment.

AIP-Rural's results measurement system passed an audit against the DCED standard in 2016.