Collecting data from some of the most vulnerable populations in the world, evaluators have a responsibility to ensure data privacy and security. As consultant Linda Raftree writes, evaluators must take steps to “have a full picture of the various ways that it could be breached, leaked, or used in unanticipated ways
The costs of participating in impact investing deals are distributed unequally across the stakeholder network. It is time for impact investors to address this issue. Read Ted Jackson’s article
In a recent blog for the American Evaluation Association, Asma Ali and Isabel Cuervo discuss ways and means of applying design thinking (DT), or human-centred design, in the evaluation process. “In evaluation,” they write, “design considerations are most often enacted during evaluation reporting and dissemination phases of a project, to engage stakeholders
Feminist, political scientist and longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Annette Isaac, recently signed copies of her new memoir, Missing the Cues, at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa. The book weaves her personal experiences and reflections together with broader political and cultural analyses from the point of view of a Black woman newcomer to Canada.
In the latest in their IDS blog series, Peter O’Flynn and Grace Lyn Higdon set out ways and means of using participatory approaches with communities and employees in investee firms in the impact investment cycle, including pre-screening, due diligence, monitoring and exit. Their thinking is generative and carries important implications, and opportunities, for impact investors.
A group of Sri Lankan leaders is launching the impact investing ecosystem in that country on the basis of a unique television series that matches social entrepreneurs seeking capital to grow their businesses with local impact investors. Now the number one national TV business series, the show attracts one million viewers a week.
Global Affairs Canada has just published a collection of articles on new approaches to evaluation in development cooperation in the latest edition of its newsletter, Au Courant. Intended to inform GAC’s implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, the publication’s articles look at development finance, evaluation professionals in the Global South, participatory analysis, humanitarian responses,
The 2X Challenge: Financing for Women was announced at the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec on June 9, 2018 by the member-countries’ development finance institutions (DFIs). The initiative calls on “DFIs to mobilize their own funds, as well as private capital, to unlock resources that will help advance women as entrepreneurs,
The international impact investing industry is growing and performing well. In fact, impact investors now manage nearly $230 billion worldwide. They also show strong commitment to measuring their results. These are some of the top-line findings of the latest survey by the Global Impact Investing Network, the industry’s premier trade association.
The American Evaluation Society’s blog site, AEA365, features an article by Niels Dabelstein on the pioneering evaluation of the International community\s response to the Genocide in Rwanda in the early 1990s. Published in 1996, writes Dabelstein, “the evaluation report presented a comprehensive, independent evaluation of the events leading up to and during the genocide