IMPACT AT SCALE

Development work is hard. Making change happen at scale is complex and there is not a linear path. Yet, achieving impact at scale is a goal many grantmakers, philanthropists, social and impact investors aim for – but this goal is not often nor easily achieved.Of course, we must also recognize that the ability to make impact in any particular focus …

PROVING IMPACT THROUGH EVIDENCE

‘Impact’ is the word of the moment in philanthropy, charity and even impact investing. Donors want to have an impact with their giving, charities want to know if their work is making a difference, and investors want their investments to have an impact.While everyone wants to be impactful, what’s missing is an agreement or understanding of what that means. Defining …

Science based evidence – the lifeblood of the humanitarian ecosystem

We know that high quality development data is the foundation for meaningful policymaking, efficient resource allocation, and effective public service delivery.Consider if you will – how, the Covid-19 pandemic that is now nearing a 18-month cycle – impacts all aspects of our lives and work. But it has also become clearer how important data, statistics and scientific evidence have become. …