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Learning from Experience

The DCED is a forum for learning, from experience, how to create economic opportunities for the poor. Its website is the leading source of knowledge on the theme.

Find what you need

For PSD Practitioners
- Our Knowledge Portal covers all PSD approaches (e.g. M4P, BER) and cross-cutting development issues in PSD
- Consult DCED good practice guidance
- View current job opportunities in PSD

Using the DCED results measurement Standard?
- Learn more about the DCED results measurement Standard
- Find supporting resources for implementing the Standard

For Policy Designers
- Look up agency PSD policies
- Find out 'what works' on the DCED's Evidence pages

 For Member Agency Staff
Ask the DCED Secretariat for contacts in other agencies, technical advice or other assistance

 New to PSD?
- Read more about why PSD is important for development and what donors do
- View successful project examples

 For Businesses
- Find funding and other partnership opportunities for innovative business projects with developmental impact

Get the latest from DCED

  • DCED Photo Competition! Submit your best photos of a PSD intiative or other economic activity by 18 February 2016. Winning photos will be featured on the DCED website and future DCED publications. More info
  • DCED January 2016 Newsletter
  • Significantly expanded webpage on future training and events in PSD - including events in Results Measurement, Market Development, Women's Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Business, Green Growth and more.
  • Many insightful new case studies about programmes using the DCED Standard – giving examples, suggestions and practical advice on issues such as assessing attribution, measuring systemic change and the link between programme management and results measurement.
  • The next Global DCED Seminar on Results Measurement and use of the Standard will take place 14-16 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. It will cover a range of cutting-edge themes, including measuring women's economic empowerment and job creation, assessing attribution, and capturing systemic change. The registration deadline is 14 February 2016, subject to the availability of places.

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Last update: 1 February 2016

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