This report highlights the paradox within impact investing: the prioritisation of ‘social impact’ without prioritising ‘impact evidence’.
The Centre for Development Impact is an innovative partnership between Itad, UEA and IDS. We contribute to learning and innovation in the field of impact evaluation, through the use of appropriate, mixed method, and robust evaluation designs.
As part of the International Year of Evaluation 2015 this conference will provide an opportunity to identify good impact evaluation practices and to build new evaluation coalitions for market-oriented development initiatives.
Policy impact is a complex process influenced by multiple factors. An intermediate step in this process is policy uptake, or the adoption of measures by policymakers that reflect research findings and recommendations.
This report explains the methodology used to analyse the demand for evidence and accountability within the impact investment market.
Impact investing – investing for social and environmental returns alongside financial returns – is a growing phenomenon in financial markets. However, concerns exist regarding the demand for robust impact evidence and accountability for impact claims when compared to a public sector aid model.
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CDI started the new year with a bang, launching our inaugural ‘Designing effective ways to evaluate impact’ short course at IDS, led by CDI director Chris Barnett and IDS visiting fellow Rob D. van den Berg.
What role will evaluation play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? A recent event at Wilton Park, convened in collaboration with CDI, explored how evaluation should track the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the course of the event, Chris Barnett came to four realisations.
September and October were very busy months in terms of CDI operations! We went on a couple of trips – to Sweden and Ghana – which have helped us in developing our thinking and learning on social impact.