The International Finance Corporation had developed guidance materials and data collection tools to help operational teams in the Renewable Energy and Power Advisory Group assess and report the indirect impacts of their advisory services in the market. For this project, IFC wanted to pilot these documents and tools in five countries in the Eastern and Central Europe (ECA) region. The aim of this project is to train IFC operational teams in each market to use the tools and guidance to first collection data on market development and stakeholder sentiment and then to create a credible argument that attributes market development to IFC's intervention in that market.
DHInfrastructure first collected data for each of the five pilot markets, which included information on IFC's activities, market sentiment, and level of market activity. We then created Theories of Change that showed how IFC's activities could plausibly lead to market development, an identified the data that would be needed to support such claims. We assisted IFC teams in each country with data collection, the analysis of which fed into summary reports that included conclusions of market development in each country and any attribution of IFC's energy advisory services. Finally, we captured the lessons learned in implementation to support the full roll-out of the new indirect impact results framework.