Notable Recent Publications


The staff and associates of Jackson and Associates frequently write for professional or academic audiences. Notable publications include:


Climate Finance

Jackson, E. COP 28: Where are the Workers? McLeod Group, November 23, 2023

Blog

Jackson, E.T. A Journey of Purpose: Learning to Scale Gender Change in Canadian Climate Finance in Developing Economies, A Discussion Paper, Climate Finance Division, Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa, 2023.

Report (English)

Jackson, E.T. Un parcours empreint de sens : Apprendre à favoriser à plus grande échelle un changement pour les femmes au moyen du financement climatique du Canada dans les économies en développement, Document de discussion, Direction du financement climatique, Affaires mondiales Canada, Ottawa, 2023.

Report (française)

Jackson, E. T. and K. Sammy.  Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System and Interim Review of the UNEP-GEF Aligning the Financial System and Infrastructure with Sustainable Development, Evaluation Office, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, 2022.  

Report  

Impact Investing

The Care Economy

C. Robino, F. Mbiekop, G. Dowie, E.T. Jackson, K. Carty, and A. Shetty. Solutions to the Care Crisis: How Social Enterprises and Impact Investing Can Transform the Care Economy. The Next Billion, November 29, 2021  

Blog  

Blended Finance

V. Habbel, V., E. T. Jackson, M. Orth, J. Richter, and S. Harten. Evaluating blended finance instruments and mechanisms: Approaches and methods. OECD Development Co-operation Working Paper No. 101, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, 2021.

Working Paper     

Jackson, E. T., and K. Harji. Mid-Term Evaluation: The establishment of the Convergence Blended Finance platform (RDFI phase III). Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa, 2021. 

Evaluation Report  

Landscape Studies

Harji, K. and E.T. Jackson. Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry. Prepared for The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, July 2012

Report

Koenig, A-N. and E.T. Jackson. Private Capital for Sustainable Development: Concepts, Issues and Options for Engagement in Impact Investing and Innovative Finance. Danida Evaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2016

Report

Koenig, A-N. and E. Jackson. Mobilising Private Capital for Sustainable Development. Great Insights, 5(5), (European Centre for Development Policy Management), Maastricht, 2016

Website link

Gender and Development Finance

Jackson, E. T and C. Robino (eds). Growing Gender Lens Investing in Emerging Markets, Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, 12(3), 2022, pp. 671-831. 

Special Journal Issue

Robino, C. and E. T. Jackson. Editorial: Growing Gender Lens Investing in Emerging Markets, Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, 12(3), 2022, pp. 671-683. 

Journal Article

Sammy, K.  Gender Lens Investing and Green Financing: The role of women-owned small and medium businesses in climate vulnerable communities. Prepared for the Expert Meeting, UN Women, Bridgetown and New York, 2021. 

Discussion Paper

Jackson, E. T. Widening the Lens, Looking Further Ahead: Options for Australian Support for Gender Lens Investing Post-Investing in Women. Investing in Women and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Manila and Canberra, 2021.

Discussion paper

Jackson, E.T. and E. de Morais Sarmento. 2021. Gender Lens Investing: Co-Creating Critical Knowledge to Build a Credible, Durable Field. In E. De Morais Sarmento and R.P. Herman (eds), Global Handbook of Impact Investing: Solving Global Problems Via Smarter Capital Markets Towards a More Sustainable Society. Hoboken: Wiley, 2021, 195-232. Book Chapter

Book link

D. Beaulieu, E. T. Jackson, and K. Sammy. The Design and Implementation of a Gender Equality Policy and Action Plan for Development Finance Institutions: Technical Guidance Brief Caribbean Development Bank, Bridgetown, Draft July 30, 2020. Technical Guide

PDF 

Jackson, E. T. Harmonisation for speed and efficiency: choice and voice in measuring women’s job quality. in S. Attridge (ed). The catalytic effects of DFI investment: gender equality, climate action and the harmonisation of impact standards. Overseas Development Institute and European Development Finance Institutions, London, 2021, 52-57.

News Item

Jackson, E. Making Green Infrastructure Gender Equal, Published in The Hill Times, October 5, 2020

News Item

Jackson, E., D. Beaulieu, N. Ewing-Goff and A. Palacio. Mainstreaming Gender in Development Finance in Belize, NESsT Blog, December 10, 2019

Blog

Jackson, E.T. and K. Alvarez. Catalytic Capital for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Report of the External Review of Component 2 of the Investing in Women Initiative. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, Dec. 2018

Report PDF

Jackson, E.  Canada’s New DFI Should Lead on Gender Equality, The Hill Times, September 11, 2017

News Item

Multilateral Development Banks

Jackson, E. Disrupting Trust Fund Madness, CAIDP Bulletin, September, 2023

Blog

Universities

Jackson, T. Investing in Better Lives: Universities Building Affordable Housing in Partnership with Communities. Presented to the 2022 Impact Investment Summit for the Asia-Pacific, Sydney, 2022.

PDF

Hall, B. L. and E. T. Jackson. Participatory Research: Canadian Adult Educators Build a Global Movement. In S.M. Brigham, R. McGray and K. Jubias (eds). Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Canada: Advancing a Critical Legacy. Toronto: Thompson, 2021, 290-301.

Book link

Jackson, E.T.  Catalyst for Sustainability: The Achievements, Challenges, Lessons and Prospects of the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation, Full Report, September 2018

Report

Jackson, E.T.  Catalyst for Sustainability: The Achievements, Challenges, Lessons and Prospects of the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation, Summary Report, September 2018

Summary Report

Jackson, E.  A unique approach to communities, Winnipeg Free Press, October 23, 2018

News PDF

Jackson, E.T.  Impact Investing:  New Partnerships for Sustainable Development.  World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Ottawa, 2017

Report

Voluntary Organizations

Jackson, E.T. Social Enterprise and Post-Secondary Education Institutions: Optimizing Development Impact.  World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Ottawa, 2019

Report

Field Building


Jackson, E.T. Mid-Term Review of SDC’s Biniyog Briddhi Programme, Bangladesh: Final Report. Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, Dhaka and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern, 2022

Report

Jackson, E.  The TV studio as ecosystem launchpad: Innovation in impact investing in Sri Lanka, The Daily FT, Colombo, August 3, 2018

Blog

Jackson, E. Time to share the costs of participation in impact investing, IDS, October 9, 2018

Blog


Jackson, E.T. and K. Harji.  Assessing and Building the Field of Impact Investing:  Five Thematic Briefs.  Evaluation Office, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, 2013

Thematic Briefs PDF

Evaluation

Barnett, C., E. Jackson, P. O’Flynn, H. Ismaila and C. Agyeyomah. Understanding and optimising the social impact of venture capital: Three lessons from Ghana, African Evaluation Journal, Vol 6, No 2, a335, 13 November, 2018

Journal Article

Jackson, E.T. At the Nexus of Development and Finance, At the heart of development, Au Courant, June 2018, page 3

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Jackson, E.T. and K. Harji, Impact Investing:  Measuring Household Results in Rural West Africa, ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives 6.4, 2017, 53-66

Journal Article

Harji, K. and T. Jackson.  Training and Curriculum in Evaluating Impact Investing.  AEA365 Blog American Evaluation Association, March 3, 2017

Blog

Jackson, E.T. Interrogating the Theory of Change: Evaluating Impact Investing Where It Matters Most.  Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, 3(2), 2013, 95-115

Journal Article

Jackson, E.T. and K. Harji.  Evaluating Impact Investing:  Resources and 24-Module Executive Course.  E.T. Jackson and Associates Ltd., Ottawa, 2016

Website link

Reisman, J., R. Picciotto, E. Jackson, K. Harji, N. MacPherson and V. Olazabal. Streams of Social Impact Work: Building Bridges in a New Evaluation Era with Market-Oriented Players at the Table. Evaluation Office, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, 2015

Working Paper

Harji, K. and E.T. Jackson. Facing Challenges, Building the Field: Improving the Measurement of the Social Impact of Market-Based Approaches, American Journal of Evaluation, 39(3), 2018, 396-401

Journal Article

Digital Jobs


Jackson, E.T. and B. Rowe. Tech Tonic: Are Development NGOs Ready For AI? ETJackson Blog, May 2019

Blog

Harji, K. and E.T. Jackson.  Developmental Evaluation in Practice:  Lessons from Evaluating a Market-Based Employment Initiative.  Evaluation Office, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, 2016

Report PDF

Youth Employment

Harji, K. and E.T. Jackson.  Assessing Market-Based Solutions: Lessons from Evaluating a Youth Employment Initiative.  Evaluation Office, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, 2016

PDF Report

Mastercard Foundation and E.T. Jackson and Associates.  Youth at Work: Building Economic Opportunities for Young People in Africa. Toronto, 2015

PDF Report


Knowledge Management

Beaulieu, D. Diversity and Tension in Knowledge Production and Dissemination: A Closer Look at the Activities of Ten Ghanaian CSOs. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9 (2), 34-49. 2013

Journal Article

Governance

Jackson, E. Ghanaian diplomat Sulley Gariba, who worked to level inequalities, called Canada his second home. Ottawa Citizen, May 19, 2021.

NEWS Item

Jackson, E., A. Bichsel, G. Dijkstra and K. ter Horst.  From Fuzzy to Clear:  Tips from Evaluating the Swiss and Dutch Governance Programs.  AEA 365 (American Evaluation Association), November 30, 2015

Blog

Jackson, E.T. The Evaluation of SDC’s Governance Programming and Mainstreaming: Highlights. Presented at the Meeting of the Evaluation Network of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, June 15, 2015. 11 p. Also presented to the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, June 17, 2015 and to GIZ, Eichborn, June 18, 2015

PDF Slides

Jackson, E.T., J. Saxby and L. Nicholls. “Evaluation of SDC’s Performance in Governance Programming and Mainstreaming.” Published by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2015

Report

Jackson, E.T., J. Saxby and L. Nicholls. “Evaluation of SDC’s Performance in Governance Programming and Mainstreaming.” Published by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2015

The Annexes

Turcot, P. “Adaptation, Resilience and Transition: Report of the Formative Evaluation of Camp Management in the Burmese Refugee Camps in Thailand.” Prepared for CIDA, AUSAID and Act for Peace, 2012

Short Report

Turcot, P. “Adaptation, Resilience and Transition: Report of the Formative Evaluation of Camp Management in the Burmese Refugee Camps in Thailand.” Prepared for CIDA, AUSAID and Act for Peace, 2012

Long Report

Turcot, P. “Adaptation, Resilience and Transition: Report of the Formative Evaluation of Camp Management in the Burmese Refugee Camps in Thailand” Prepared for CIDA, AUSAID and Act for Peace, 2012

Annexes

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