Keep a look out for AEA365's SIM TIG week
which launches on February 26th (this was adjusted from the 20th - my error).
Posts include voices from the Rockefeller Foundation, ORS Impact, DCED, Social Venture Technology Group, ET Jackson, and the Global Impact Investors Network.
Several TIG members were recently at the Global Investors Forum (GIF)
in Amsterdam where an impact measurement and evaluation strand was prioritized. This event, hosted by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
, brought together the investing community from both the US and European markets. The measurement panels were focused on elevating the many messages that have emerged from previous related discussions, such as moving beyond metrics, advancing the evidence base and avoiding “impact washing.” Several AEA members also attended included Julia Coffman, Karim Harji, Jane Reisman, John Gargani and myself as well as Jeremy Nichols from Social Value International (SVI).
The GIF was followed by a closed discussion organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF is exploring the topic of accelerating impact measurement and management as part of their 2017 There was also a meeting held in December at Wilton Park which featured a paper by Bob Picciotto. One of the areas of alignment that seems to be emerging is around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will keep you updated on how these discussions go.
In 2017 we anticipate working with the African Evaluation Association (AFREA) to organize a stream of panels on this topic for their convening in Uganda, March 27-30. This year’s conference is focused on Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Opportunities and Challenges for Africa. For further details on the conference, please see here. We think this would be a great opportunity to connect with others in the global south interested and working on this topic. To learn more, please reach out to TIG member Alyna Wyatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be anchoring this work.