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.
AEA365, the American Evaluation Association’s blog platform, has published From Fuzzy to Clear—tips on evaluating governance program—by Edward Jackson, Anne Bichsel, Geske Dijkstra and Karin ter Horst.
Nancy MacPherson, Managing Director of the Evaluation Office of the Rockefeller Foundation, is the inaugural winner of the new American Evaluation Association award for contribution by an evaluation leader to the public good.
The Rockefeller Foundation has released two working papers on the opportunities and challenges for a new wave of practice and thought in social impact evaluation associated with impact investing, social finance and social enterprise.
In emerging sectors, like the impact investing industry, evaluators must help build the field as a whole as well as evaluate individual interventions.
On September 2, 2015, Wilton Park with the Centre for Development Impact, DFID, the Rockefeller Foundation and other partners, published a report