From impact investment funds and foundations to development agencies, development finance institutions and governments, all of the organizations that Jackson and Associates works with are taking action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and treat the sick. The challenges are especially severe in the world’s least developed countries. Writing on the World Economic Forum’s website,…(Read more)
It’s rare that we recognize the major capacities universities and colleges have in real estate construction and investment management, but these are major advantages to community campus partnerships building affordable housing with and for local neighbourhood associations.
On February 13, 2020, a dozen supporters from the region participated in a seminar on the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), which campaigns for farmworkers’ rights, and the Fair Food Program (FFP), which works with major retailers to ensure decent working conditions and fair wages in the tomato industry along the US…(Read more)
The Bloomberg business-news service has reported that: “Nine of the biggest ESG mutual funds in the U.S. outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index last year, and seven of them beat their market benchmarks over the past five years.” For 2019, top performers included the Ave Maria Growth Fund (nearly $900 M in assets), the…(Read more)
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)