In one of a series of AEA blogs on feminist evaluation, Heather Krause writes: “Data points aren’t statistics in themselves, they’re statistics when you can apply meaning.”
In their contribution to the AEA blog series, Karim Harji and Ted Jackson report on a collaborative initiative in South Africa and Ghana that has produced a unique curriculum for training investors, investees and policymakers in strategies and tools for evaluating impact investing.
In her blog in the AEA series this week, Kelly McCarthy, Director of Impact Measurement and Management at the Global Impact Investing Network, invites readers to join the GIIN’s effort to map “existing credible initiatives, methodologies and assessment tools which are currently in use by – or can be translated to the investment context”
“The market is best served when each organization can measure its social impact in the way that is most meaningful and insightful to its aim and operations, as long as it follows common principles for good measurement,” write Sara Olsen and Kate Ruff in their new AEA blog.
Comparing social impact measurement in impact Investing and results evaluation in international development, Donna Loveridge of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development advises all parties to take time to understand the meanings of terms used by different fields of practice and of learning what methods and tools already exist, and work.
In the second in the AEA blog series on social impact assessment, Jane Reisman makes the case for bridging the perspectives, skills and tools of evaluation and impact investing.
Veronica Olazabal and Shawna Hoffman of the Rockefeller Foundation kicked off the innovative blog series on social impact measurement on the American Evaluation Association’s site AEA365. They make the case that evaluation methods and tools can help innovative finance and market solutions scale up and generate deeper and wider impact.
Colleagues Jane Reisman and Veronica Olazabal have authored a new paper entitled “Situating the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing”, published recently by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Senior Associate Natasha Cassinath is lead author of a new report on an assignment she recently carried out for USAID, entitled “Youth Engagement in Agricultural Value Chains across Feed the Future: A Synthesis Report.” The findings of the report are based on case studies from fieldwork in Guatemala, Liberia, Nepal and Uganda.
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.