I have implemented different aspects of the ABC Framework to aid the design, delivery and evaluation of several international development programmes. Below are some recent examples:
Lebanon Subsidised Temporary Employment Programme
Client: DFID | Country: Lebanon
The Subsidised Temporary Employment Programme (STEP) in Lebanon provides finance and employment incentives that will encourage small and medium-sized businesses to expand production and create new permanent jobs for Lebanese workers as well as temporary jobs for Syrians. As part of the programme inception, I co-facilitated a programme design workshop in Beirut. We received very positive feedback from the client, who wrote that “the stakeholder mapping and delivery pathways work was very powerful”.
Client: DFID | Country: Nigeria
Propcom Mai-Karfi is a rural and agricultural market development programme working across the 19 states of Northern Nigeria, which recently was extended to work in the Northeast of Nigeria. Drawing on our Actor-based Change (ABC) framework, in collaboration with the team’s extensive experience of market systems programming in Northern Nigeria, we were able to bridge the gap between theory and practice when facilitating change in complex market systems.
South Africa SMME Programme
Client: European Commission | Country: South Africa
In a participatory workshop with programme stakeholders, I facilitated the programme design, for the South Africa SMME programme. The programme aims to to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and employment creation in South Africa, in order to reduce the official unemployment rate to 14% by 2020. It will do this through improving the competitiveness of small, micro and medium enterprises, improving their access to finance, and improving the regulatory and administrative environment.