On January 22, 2019, the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work issued its first report, entitled Work for a Brighter Future. Among other recommendations, the report advocates a “Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning.” To read the report, click here
Led by Karen Wilson, the OECD recently hosted an international meeting at which it launched its latest report on impact investing, entitled Social Impact Investment 2019: The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development. The report provides new evidence and guidance for policymakers and development finance actors to mobilize more capital to advance the 2030 Agenda. To
Jon Shell and Jack Graham of Social Capital Partners make the case that “a coalition of nations could build an employment platform adaptable to changing labour markets–an International Space Station for work.” Read their visionary piece here. Access SCP’s full report here
Professor Moya Alonso of Southern Georgia University has posted a very useful blog on AEA365 on how to effectively engage evaluation stakeholders in developing program logic models. Mobilizing a diverse stakeholder advisory group and facilitating meaningful discussion, as well as handing over the logic model that is produced to the staff group
Our Office Manager, Jennifer De Bien, has been at the centre of our consulting practice for 14 years. We have benefited in many ways from her superb knowledge, skills and diligence. She is moving on to new opportunities and we wish her every success.
2018 marked the 20th anniversary of Denise Beaulieu’s role as Senior Associate and Gender Equality Specialist with E.T. Jackson and Associates. Dr. Beaulieu’s work with us began in 1997-1998, as Deputy Director of our Basic Human Needs study for the Canadian International Development Agency, which was actually a series of sub-studies of CIDA interventions
The Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP), a professional advocacy group and knowledge network, recently celebrated 25 years of working to make Canadian development assistance more effective. Thanks to the efforts of leaders like Pamela Branch, Richard Beattie and others, the association instituted a professional code of conduct and an annual conference
The Government of Canada’s recent announcement that it is allocating $800M to a new Social Finance Fund for Canada has vaulted the nation from its lagging position in impact investing and innovative finance to a position as an international leader in this space. While the details are still to be worked out, and the funds
The Mastercard Foundation has launched a $2M seed fund to help Mastercard Scholars from across Africa kick-start social enterprises to solve community problems and build their own livelihoods pathways.
The African Evaluation Journal just published the article “Understanding and Optimising the Social Impact of Venture Capital: Three Lessons from Ghana,” which reports on an action research project undertaken jointly by the Institute of Development Studies and the Venture Capital Trust Fund of Ghana. Among other things, for example, the study found that venture investments