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Independent Evaluation for the Market Development in the North of Ghana (MADE) Programme

IATI Identifier: GB-COH-SC301345-E8089-UQ
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Mar 10, 2014 - Jul 13, 2017
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

Ghana MADE is a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) programme, intended to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in the Northern Savannah, through improved incomes and resilience of poor farmers and small-scale rural entrepreneurs in northern Ghana. The M4P approach is based on the premise that changing the lives of the poor – stimulating growth and expanding access – means changing the market systems around them. M4P provides a framework for understanding and acting to improve markets, guided by four principles: systematic action, sustainable change, large-scale impact, and a facilitative role. The Ghana MADE programme works to make transformative change in six market sectors in northern Ghana; chilli, onions, other vegetables and fruit, rice, groundnuts, and livestock. Upper Quartile is currently conducting a performance evaluation of the Ghana MADE programme using a theory based approach, using qualitative and quantitative research methods. The objective of the MADE evaluation is to: • Assess whether M4P delivered within the context of “thin markets”, such as the northern savannah can deliver benefits for poor producers and entrepreneurs. • Contribute to the evidence base on what works in Northern Ghana. • Inform the international debate on the value of the M4P approach, and thereby feed into future policy and funding decisions relating to tackling poverty reduction and achieving the MDGs. • Inform DFID and Government of Ghana of sustainable approaches to developing market systems and which interventions have the greatest impact. The theory-based evaluation is pioneering a ‘keystone node’ approach to prioritizing research effort at selected points within the programme Theory of Change. It draws on data collected by the Ghana MADE programme as well as conducting primary data collection to fill gaps or supplement existing data. The evaluation is using mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to build up a picture of the programme in action, and to set out, revise, and substantiate or invalidate the programme Theory of Change. Contribution Analysis is being used as an analytical framework to come to robust conclusions about the programme’s contribution to outcomes.

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Sectors:
  • Business Policy and Administration error
    Sector code:
    25010 - Business Policy and Administration
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Agricultural development error
    Sector code:
    31120 - Agricultural development
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Agricultural services error
    Sector code:
    31191 - Agricultural services
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
UK - Department for International Development (DFID) Government Funding

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
15,151 GBP (Valued at Jan 22, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeJan 22, 2018
66,171 GBP (Valued at Sep 26, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 17, 2017
74,493 GBP (Valued at Mar 17, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2016
83,548 GBP (Valued at Mar 17, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2015
2,322 GBP (Valued at Mar 31, 2014) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeMar 31, 2014
499,863 GBP (Valued at Mar 10, 2014) circle UK Department for International Development circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeMar 10, 2014

Budget

667,587 USD
104,656 GBP (Valued at Dec 16, 2015) date_range Apr 01, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015
90,909 GBP (Valued at Mar 17, 2017) date_range Apr 01, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016
113,174 GBP (Valued at Mar 17, 2017) date_range Apr 01, 2016 - Mar 31, 2017
110,563 GBP (Valued at Sep 26, 2017) date_range Apr 01, 2016 - Mar 31, 2017
25,884 GBP (Valued at Sep 26, 2017) date_range Apr 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
53,214 GBP (Valued at Jan 22, 2018) date_range Apr 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
access_timeUpdated on Oct 11, 2019 09:22:13
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