The Donor Committee on Enterprise Development

Assessing progress in making changes systemic and measuring the results of those systemic changes can be challenging. This case study describes how the GEMS1 programme assessed systemic changes and the results of those changes for an innovative business model in livestock feed finishing.

The case highlights the different challenges to measurement the programme faced, and how it set about dealing with those challenges. Most importantly, the case demonstrates that there is no ‘perfect’ solution for measuring
systemic change. Each program needs to find its own creative solutions, utilizing the best of its abilities and resources.