In May 2016, DFID and SDC commissioned evaluators WYG to conduct an independent review of the BEAM Exchange’s work. Their report was published July 2016.
The review team attended the 2016 BEAM annual conference in Lusaka and undertook a series of key informant interviews during May/June 2016. Key informants were a mix of market systems practitioners, donors, designers of market systems development projects and ‘thought leaders’ from within the market systems development community of practice.
This review presents 34 recommendations. These findings and recommendations are largely distilled from the data the review team collected from the key informants.
Among respondents, there is a clear mandate for the continuing existence of the BEAM Exchange and wide recognition that it has been well-resourced which is reflected in its achievements to date and demand for an ongoing work programme from BEAM’s audience.