Social Impact Measurement

SIM TIG Week: How to Integrate Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) into Impact Measurement Practice by Victoria Carlan

Hello, my name is Victoria Carlan and I lead the impact measurement group at the Government of Canada’s Impact and Innovation Unit (IIU).  The IIU works with departments and agencies across the federal government to advance the integration of outcomes-based approaches in the design and delivery of Government of Canada policies, programs and services. It …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluating Social Impact with a Participatory Mixed Method by Carter Garber

My name is Carter Garber, Director of the Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions (IDEAS). For 3.5 decades, I have been an evaluator and involved in a variety of other roles with what is now called “social impact investments” and their measurement. I am fortunate to have a 360 degree perspective as a founder …

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SIM TIG Week: Driving the Measurement of Social Investment towards 2030: Integrating the SDG’s into Impact Investment Monitoring Systems by Debby Nixon Williams, Noel Verrinder and Kagiso Zwane

Hi, we’re Debby Nixon Williams, Noel Verrinder and Kagiso Zwane. We are from Genesis Analytics, a South African economics consultancy based in Johannesburg (HQ), Nairobi and London. Our team provides evaluation, monitoring and learning advisory services to donors, foundations, NGOs, the public sector, and the private sector in the form of impact investors across Sub-Saharan …

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SIM TIG Week: Using poverty data to speak truth to power in Impact Investing by Heather Esper

I am Heather Esper of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. At AEA 2018 I’ll be joined with my co-panelists, Julie Peachey of Innovations for Poverty Action and Scott Graham of FINCA International, to share how poverty data can provide unique insights into a company’s clients or program’s beneficiaries. Hot Tip: Collecting …

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SIM TIG Week: Bridging evaluation and impact measurement and management, by Sara McGarraugh, Leah Goldstein Moses and Ben Fowler

Hi everyone! We are Sara McGarraugh and Leah Goldstein Moses from The Improve Group, and Ben Fowler from MarketShare Associates. As evaluators that work with mission-driven organizations, we’re excited to talk about how evaluation and impact measurement and management intersect. Leason Learned: Both require gathering data within real-time constraints. The Improve Group is an evaluation …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluator Engagement in the Evolution of Social Impact Measurement by Jane Reisman and Alyna Wyatt

Hi! We are Jane Reisman, Chair and Alyna Wyatt, Program Chair, Social Impact Measurement TIG. As impact investing and other market solutions for addressing global goals have been evolving, so have approaches to social impact measurement. Evaluators have been increasingly engaged in efforts to create bridges between the evaluation and impact investing communities and these …

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SIM TIG Week: Capturing job creation impacts by Ben Fowler and Richard Horne

Hi, we are Ben Fowler, Co-Founder and Principal and Richard Horne, Managing Consultant at MarketShare Associates (MSA). We are a global firm who specializes in identifying, implementing and measuring business solutions for positive social impact.  Our work focuses on supporting impact investors, foundations and bilateral donors to assess the impact of their investments for job creation …

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SIM TIG Week: Social + Business Metrics Power Couples by Rebecca Baylor, Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi

Hi, we’re Rebecca Baylor, Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi from the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI). Our team specializes in performance measurement. We use data to improve organizations’ effectiveness, scalability, and sustainability and create more value for their stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries. We believe combining social and business metrics …

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SIM TIG Week: Four Uses of Evaluation in Pay for Success Projects by Brian Beachkofski

Good morning! I’m Brian Beachkofski, lead for data and evaluation at Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. We are a 501(c)3 consulting firm that advises governments, community organizations, and funders on how to better spend public funds to move the needle on pressing challenges such as economic mobility and the well-being of our children. Our proven …

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SIM TIG Week: Integrating an evaluator into a non-evaluation team by Courtney Bolinson and Muthoni Wachira

Hi! We are Courtney Bolinson and Muthoni Wachira, Impact Evaluation Manager and Investment Director at Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). EWB invests in seed-stage social enterprises to help them scale and drive lasting, transformational impact within communities that need it most. EWB recognised the need for an evaluator to measure and interpret the impact of …

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