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Designing Interventions

Have-You-Tried-Everything-Else-Test (EWB)
DescriptionGeneral test on which types of interventions have been considered classified by level of market distortion and risk of uncertainty
Source:  EWB Canada

 


Delivering Traditional Capacity Building& Meetings


Trainings Quick Guide (TetraTech)
Description: Guide that gives staff a simple reference tool for organizing and running trainings with ways of adapting them. 
Source: TetraTech’s Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity ‘Facilitation Activity Playbook’, Uganda 


Workshops Quick Guide (TetraTech)
Description:  Guide that gives staff a simple reference tool for organizing and running workshops with ways of adapting them. 
SourceTetraTech’s Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity ‘Facilitation Activity Playbook’, Uganda 

 

Round Table / Forum Quick Guide (TetraTech)
Description: Guide that gives staff a simple reference tool for organizing and running round tables and forums with ways of adapting them. 
Source:
 TetraTech's Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity 'Facilitation Activity Playbook' Uganda


Coaching Quick Guide (TetraTech) 

Description: Guide that gives staff a simple reference tool for organizing and conducting coaching with ways of adapting them. 
Source: TetraTech’s Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity ‘Facilitation Activity Playbook’, Uganda 



Delivering Non-Traditional Capacity Building & Meetings 


Exchange Visits Quick Guide (TetraTech)

Description: Guide that gives staff a simple reference tool for organizing and running exchange visits with ways of adapting them.
Source: TetraTech’s Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity ‘Facilitation Activity Playbook’, Uganda 

Exchange Visits Comprehensive Guide (EWB) 

Description: Guide on planning and running exchange visits for staff and/or market actors. 
Source: 
EWB Canada

Mentors & Interns Quick Guide (TetraTech)

Description: Guide that gives staff a simple reference tool for organizing and providing mentors and interns to firms. 
Source: TetraTech’s Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity ‘Facilitation Activity Playbook’, Uganda 

Stakeholder Workshops Guideline (World Vision)

Description: Guideline on facilitating stakeholder workshops with multiple groups of market actors.
Source: World Vision, Integrating the Very Poor into Value Chains Field Guide

 


Observing & Facilitating Market Actor Behavior


Firm-Level Performance Improvement Planning Tool (TetraTech)

Description: This tool is for the performance of the businesses that projects are working with, and not staff performance. The tool considers: What type of performance are we working on? What would it look like if they adopted this performance practice? What activities are we planning to get them to adopt the performance? What’s next?
Source: TetraTech’s Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity, Uganda

The fLIP (Firm Level Improvement Plan) Template (EWB)

Description: Template to consider firm behaviors and next stage support activities.
Source:  EWB Canada

Record of Partner Buy- In Activity Log Excerpt (SAMARTH)

Description: Template with examples filled in showing interaction with market player, project contribution and market actor contribution
Source: ASI’s SAMARTH Nepal Market Development Programme’s ‘Making Sense of ‘Messiness’: Monitoring and measuring change in market systems: a practitioner's perspective’

Observation Diary Excerpt (SAMARTH)

Description: Template with examples filled in showing market diary to identify signals of change in the marketplace and at individual firm level.
Source: 
ASI’s SAMARTH Nepal Market Development Programme’s ‘Making Sense of ‘Messiness’: Monitoring and measuring change in market systems: a practitioner's perspective’


Early Warning Checks (SAMARTH)

Description: Used to determine whether facilitators are on track and aid decision-making. 
How it was used: 
Particularly important during pilot phase interventions that are engaged in proving a change concept (e.g. testing a business model) and/or a technical solution.
Source: ASI’s SAMARTH Nepal Market Development Programme’s ‘Making Sense of ‘Messiness’: Monitoring and measuring change in market systems: a practitioner's perspective’

The Offer Arsenal (EWB)

Description: List of actions that can be taken by a facilitator, considering pre-requisites and the drivers to behavior change
Source: EWB Canada
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 Self-Selection to Ensure Behavior Change

Description: Self selection is the process of setting preconditions to any form of project assistance. This tool includes a powerpoint and an example table.
Source: Mike Field  

 

Market Surveys


Question for Smallholder Farmers (Practical Action)

Description: Survey to be used with smallholder farmers involved in livestock production and marketing
How it was used:  Project has used to gather information during preliminary market mapping exercises in Southern Africa.
Source: Practical Action Zimbabwe

 

Market Development Perception Survey Template - to survey Implementing Partners (EcoVentures International)
Description: Template to survey the level of awareness and practice of implementing partners (IPs) in applying market development practices.
How it was used: Used by projects to assess their level of influence on other international IPs in applying market development practices. Used as a self-assessment tool to assess internal changes in perception and behavior in applying market development practices. Versions applied in Kenya and Nepal.
Source: EcoVentures International (EVI)


Market Development Perception Survey Template - to survey Government (EcoVentures International)
Description: Template to survey the level of awareness and practice of government in applying market development practices.
How it was Used: Used by projects to assess their level of influence on government stakeholders in applying market development practices. Versions applied in Kenya and Nepal.
Source: EcoVentures International (EVI)


Find out about Groups survey template (CRS)
Description: Designed to help those planning to work with farmer groups to carry out an initial assessment of what groups already exist in an area, their purposes, their membership and their history.
How it was Used: Used by field staff to plan this work, or by farmers, with support of a facilitator, for participatory planning and evaluation.
Source:  CRS 


Five Skill Set Checklist survey template (CRS)
Description: Tool to assess the skills of existing farmer groups or newly formed groups and can be applied before, during and after interventions to improve the five skill sets.
How it was used: Used by field staff to plan this work, or by farmers, with support of a facilitator, for participatory planning and evaluation.
Source:  CRS (For more, see: http://www.crsprogramquality.org/storage/pubs/agenv/fiveskills.pdf )

 

Producer Group Business Practices Assessment Tool (World Vision)
Description: Example of an assessment survey tool that a market facilitator can use to determine the level of capacity of a producer group or community-based organization. Considers: leadership, governance, strategy, finances, organisational structure, planning, project design, management, networking, and advocacy.
Source: World Vision, Integrating the Very Poor into Value Chains Field Guide 

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