Measuring Achievements of Private Sector Development in Conflict-Affected Environments

Practical Guidelines for Implementing the DCED Standard


Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)


July 2013


Ben Fowler
Adam Kessler


About the Publication

Thumbnail 10This paper provides guidance for measuring results in conflict-affected environments (CAEs) using the DCED Standard, a framework for measuring and managing results of private sector development programs. These guidelines are written for donors, project implementers, auditors and consultants who are applying the DCED Standard in CAEs or considering its use. For each aspect of the DCED Standard, the guidelines note the challenges that affect application in CAEs, provide advice on mitigation strategies and refer to additional resources.

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