The ability of teachers to improve students’ non-cognitive abilities may have greater importance than test scores.
Measurement & Evaluation New ways to measure and evaluate the impact an organization’s work has on society
Philanthropists need to acknowledge the challenges nonprofits face in reporting succinct and compelling outcomes, and to avoid celebrating simplistic claims.
Affordable, accessible financial products and services like mobile money are becoming more prevalent in the developing world, but are they improving the lives of the poor?
To accelerate the ethical use of sensitive data, governments and universities are setting up new systems to give secure access to their researchers. However, if they want to be able to evaluate the full range of social service programs, they also need to make this data is useful to nonprofits.
Without methods to gauge success and failure, and without appropriate ethical frameworks, humanitarian tech may do more harm than good.
The Trump administration wants to ban terms like “evidence-based” from government reporting. But if policymakers can’t make budget and policy decisions based on evidence, what, exactly, is supposed to guide them?
Seven criteria for assessing whether an intervention is right for pay-for-success financing.
Donors say that organizational governance and competence are critical factors in determining where their grants flow. So why aren’t they putting their money where their mouths are?
Our ability to track and report is accelerating, resulting in a proliferation of measures. It’s time to focus more effort on understanding how those measures can be used to change complex social systems.
How Canada’s largest bank is reimagining the role of corporations in society.
Organizations must prioritize collecting and analyzing the data needed to manage implementation and improve programs.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
Investing in smart communications can help ensure that valuable research gets read and put to use in solving global development challenges.
Making sure everyone at your organization captures, synthesizes, and communicates data in the same way is a worthy investment of time and resources.
Why environmental, social and governance assessment needs to go beyond risk avoidance, and take into account both business model and corporate strategy.