Proving and Improving the Impact of Development Partnerships - 12 Good Practices for Results Measurement

This report summarises 12 good practices of results measurement in development partnerships with the private sector, and includes a number of case studies and practical examples.

Tiina Pasanen's pictureThis resource and the following information was contributed to BetterEvaluation by Tiina PasanenOverseas Development Institute (ODI). The information below was provided by Tiina Pasenen and Alice Macfarlan.

Authors and their affiliation

Christina Tewes-Gradl, Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt, Claudia Knobloch, Johanna Huppert, Endeva, Berlin

Year of publication


Type of resource

Discussion paper

Key features

 This study therefore identifies 12 good practices for increasing the value of measurement, and reducing its costs to public and private sector partners. It contains examples on the way in which actors in existing partnerships have met specific results measurement challenges and highlights the roles and responsibilities of partners, indicators across sectors, and offering recommendations to address current gaps.

This study is structured along:
  • Actors (who measures?)
  • Indicators (What to measure?)
  • Process (How to measure?)
  • Outlook (Opportunities for imporvements)
Every part is illustrated with many toolboxes and interesting case studies from Public Private Partnerships all over the world.

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Evaluators
  • Commissioners/Managers of evaluation
  • Other (those designing or implementing Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships)

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

The case studies highlight some of the common problems with results measurement of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships, and provide solutions and ideas on how to overcome these.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

The study is easy to read, and looks at who measures, what to measure and how to measure public-private development partnerships as well as identifies opportunities for improvement. 


Tewes-Gradl, C., de Ruyter de Wildt, M., Knobloch, C. and Huppert, J. (2014) Proving and Improving the Impact of Development Partnerships - 12 Good Practices for Results Measurement. Endeva. Retrieved from:

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