The World Bank raised $173 million from the capital markets for the first United Nations Sustainable Development Bond. The bond is linked to an index of 50 companies.
In their AEA365 blog, Franesca D’Emidio and her colleagues report on their experiences in training women to analyze power shifts using participatory tools.
In their AEA365 blog, Peiyao Chen, Kelly Gannon and Lucy McDonald-Steward discuss an online assessment tool they have used with women’s rights movements.
On International Women’s Day, Oxfam’s Francesca Rhodes argues that decent work and fair wages, valuing unpaid work, and a louder voice for women in decision-making are long overdue.
In the latest in the AEA’s blog series on feminist evaluation, Julie Poncelet and Cathering Borgman-Arboleda report on their use of empathy maps and learning review guides in participatory action learning initiatives, with the aim of redistributing the power of knowledge production to women and girls themselves.
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.