On February 10, 2017, as part of International Development Week, Global Affairs Canada and Grand Challenges Canada co-sponsored an event entitled Agenda 2030 and Inclusive Innovation: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, attracting over 100 delegates from the development, health, technology, finance and policy sectors.
Those were key themes in the presentation Ted Jackson gave at a panel organized by the Rockefeller Foundation on evaluation and impact assessment at the 2016 Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco on September 15, 2016. Dr. Jackson’s slides can be accessed here.
On October 15, more than 100 guests joined a gala evening at Ottawa City Hall to raise funds for the Diamond Development Initiative, an NGO promoting better livelihoods for artisanal miners and their families in Africa and the Americas.
Global Affairs Canada can build on its recent innovations in blended finance and impact investing by taking 15 bold actions aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Aga Khan Foundation of Canada has published a research brief on innovative finance for health, produced through a joint project with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. Authored by Edward Jackson and Lamia Naji, the paper looks at four types of innovative finance
The Global Evaluation Agenda 2020 focuses on how evaluation can help the international community achieve the dream of the Sustainable Development Goals “to leave no one behind.” Prepared by the international network EvalPartners, the Agenda aims to strengthen four essential dimensions: the enabling environment, institutional capacities, individual capabilities, and inter-linkages among these three dimensions.
Led by the Norman Paterson School for International Affairs and Engineers without Borders, a group of NGOs, academics and consultants have prepared a brief for the Government of Canada on the design of a new development finance institution.
Minister Addresses Accra Workshop Ghana’s Minister of Private Sector Development, the Honourable Rashid Pelpuo, gave the keynote address at a lively workshop on impact investing in Accra on April 13-14, 2016. Sponsored by Ghana’s Venture Capital Trust Fund, GIMPA, the Institute for Policy Alternatives, the Rockefeller Foundation and the International Development Research Centre.
The Centre for Development Impact—a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, the University of East Anglia, and the consulting firm Itad in the United Kingdom—has published an annotated bibliography of recent literature on the evaluation of impact investing.
Ted Jackson has been appointed Honorary Associate of the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom. Based at the University of Sussex, the 50 year-old Institute is one of the world’s most accomplished think tanks on development.