This presentation focused on strategies for engaging the private sector in impact evaluation in climate change projects
Client: Independent Evaluation Unit of the Green Climate Fund
Project: Private Investor Engagement in Impact Evaluation
In early 2019, the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) asked Dr. Ted Jackson to give a keynote address to its annual LORTA Workshop, this year held at the University of Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany. LORTA stands for Learning-Oriented Real-Time Assessment and is a technical-assistance and training initiative of the IEU to build the capacity of GCF projects around the world to assess the impacts of their work.
Dr. Jackson gave a presentation to more than 100 participants at the 2019 LORTA workshop. Entitled “An Opportunity to Lead: Strategies for Engaging the Private Sector in Impact Evaluation”, his lecture underscored the primacy of exit in the hierarchy of priorities of private investors in climate finance and other forms of impact investing, and argued that the GCF could play a leadership role internationally in testing strategies for facilitating the active participation and support of private investors in various forms of impact evaluation. The keynote was well-received by participants and is informing future LORTA activities by the GCF’s Independent Evaluation Unit.
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