Longtime friend and colleague, the Honourable Dr. Sulley Gariba, has been appointed Head of Country and Regional Program Impact for the Mastercard Foundation. An international leader in development evaluation and public policy, Dr.Gariba will carry out his pan-African mandate from Accra, Ghana. Formerly Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada and Senior Advisor to the President of…(Read more)
Sophie Duncan, a Researcher with the firm and an MBA student at the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, accepted on behalf of our firm the SDG Leadership Award in the small-business category from the Global Compact Network Canada.
We recently learned that E.T. Jackson and Associates Ltd. has won a 2019 SDG Leadership Award in the small-business category for our research, evaluation and field-building in impact investing and innovative finance and their resulting contributions to the achievement of SDG #8 on decent work and economic growth in developing countries. Our candidacy received many…(Read more)
Earlier this month, the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) of Belize kicked off a series of staff training sessions and community consultations aimed at informing its new Gender Equality Policy and Action Plan. This initiative is supported by the Caribbean Development Bank and E.T. Jackson and Associates. DFC has appointed a Gender Champion from among its…(Read more)
In a recent post for AEA365, Zach Tilton makes the case for evaluators to integrate the Principles for Digital Development into their professional practice. Among others, the Principles promote user engagement, scale, sustainability and open source in the design and implementation of digital innovations and applications. To read his blog, click here. For more on…(Read more)
Organized by the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, the NextGen Symposium was held at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa on May 25-26, 2019. The meeting brought together reflective civil-society practitioners and engaged scholars to exchange lessons and tools for more effective research partnerships…(Read more)
A new report on the state of the field of blended finance was released on September 24, 2019, alongside the United Nations General Assembly, by the field-building non-profit Convergence. The report identifies some 50 blended finance deals are structured each year worth about $15 billion. However, it also finds that this level of activity cannot…(Read more)
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Worker Rights Consortium and other partners in the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) Network recently announced a legally binding agreement to stop sexual harassment and gender-based violence in Lesotho’s garment industry. Modelled after CIW’s Fair Food Program, and featuring an independent verification body like the Fair Food Standards Council, the…(Read more)
Diversity Food Services is serving up the most sustainable campus meals in all of North America at the University of Winnipeg. It’s the fifth consecutive year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) scored UWinnipeg as the top Canadian campus in the food and dining category in their Sustainable Campus Index, but the first time the University has topped the entire rankings.
“In the world of foreign aid flows, the idea of paying for outcomes rather than inputs has a long history. Yet despite regular proclamations of interest in such approaches, the share of funding that is linked to outputs or outcomes instead of activities and processes remains quite small,” writes the Center for Global Development’s William…(Read more)