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.
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