Project monitoring report

Improving market systems for agriculture in Rwanda

Annual report 2019 - IMSAR


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Project implementer
Results level
Poverty reduction
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

IMSAR helps commercialise agriculture by improving the way agricultural market systems function, making them more effective, inclusive and competitive.

The programme brings agribusinesses, lenders and investors together to design new financing products and mechanisms. Testing and scaling them in the Rwandan market, IMSAR encourages the uptake of new practices, facilitates market linkages, provides on-going support to interventions, and provides technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of the private sector and government agencies.

Intervention description

The report describes the strategies used by the programme and provides evidence of impact in four portfolios: inputs, finance, aggregation (coordination and economies of scale) and WEE.

Evidence methodology

IMSAR has developed a system for tracking, analysing and disaggregating its costs, both to report on Value for Money and to inform adaptive management.

The report does not explain the research methods used to produce the evidence nor the challenges and weaknesses of such methods in the programme's context. However, the data is abundant and the analysis is coherent and cogent.

This programme's results measurement system passed an audit against the DCED standard.