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  • London, UK and Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    January 16
    2018

    Measuring the hard to measure in development

    Measuring the effectiveness of development and humanitarian initiatives continues to be a challenge. Interventions often seek to address entrenched economic and social problems under conditions of uncertainty and instability, without clear solutions. They are increasingly implemented through programme structures involving multiple stakeholders pursuing different, sometimes competing, interests.

    Measuring their effectiveness is crucial to achieving better development outcomes, but these factors can make measurement more difficult. While some of the challenges are technical and methodological, relational and political factors also have implications for measurement, even where interventions are not complex.

    Moreover, evaluators and practitioners are under pressure to assess change over unrealistic timeframes, demonstrate value for money, and communicate unqualified ‘success’ to policy-makers and the public. These tensions pose a huge challenge to those trying to enhance sustainable development, and gather credible evidence as to ‘what works, when and why’.

    In partnership with CARE International, our expert panel leads an interactive session on ‘how to measure the hard to measure’ in development. The event explores and compares learning from three projects tackling these challenges, based on four dimensions of ‘hard to measure’ aspects of development interventions, and is followed by a networking reception.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    December 12
    2017

    The Demand-Driven Training Toolkit: A Resource for Aligning Youth Employment Programs with Labor Market Demand

    With support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Making Cents International developed the Demand-Driven Training for Youth Employment Toolkit, a resource designed to assist education-to-employment providers interested in maximizing program outcomes such as placement and retention rates, satisfaction of employers and job seekers, and stakeholder return on investment. The Toolkit was developed with input from leading South African and global institutions. It is an easy-to-read, practical resource that can help institutions be more effective. This webinar will introduce you to the Toolkit’s components, share case studies of DDT programs in South Africa and Egypt, and help you think about how to leverage the content and resources to support your own programs.

    The webinar will:

    1. Explain what is included in a demand-driven training for youth employment program
      2. Discuss the nine modules of the Toolkit including important resources and tools you can use
      3. Highlight examples of demand-driven training programs in varying country contexts

    Time: Tuesday, December 12 from 9:30am-10:30am ET
    Web Addresshttps://youthpower.adobeconnect.com/yeonetwork/

    Organizer of Webinar

    Making Cents International advances the social and economic well-being of youth and adults globally. Our capacity-building products and services enable positive youth development and adult participation in profitable markets. We employ our collaborative monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning services to understand project results; design innovative products and strategies; and advance the youth development and economic opportunity fields.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    December 12
    2017

    Webinar: Demand-Driven Training for Youth Employment Toolkit: 9:30am-10:30am ET

    With support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Making Cents International developed the Demand-Driven Training for Youth Employment Toolkit, a resource designed to assist education-to-employment providers interested in maximizing program outcomes such as placement and retention rates, satisfaction of employers and job seekers, and stakeholder return on investment. The Toolkit was developed with input from leading South African and global institutions. It is an easy-to-read, practical resource that can help institutions be more effective. This webinar will introduce you to the Toolkit’s components, share case studies of DDT programs in South Africa and Egypt, and help you think about how to leverage the content and resources to support your own programs.

    The webinar will:

    1. Explain what is included in a demand-driven training for youth employment program
      2. Discuss the nine modules of the Toolkit including important resources and tools you can use
      3. Highlight examples of demand-driven training programs in varying country contexts

    Time: Tuesday, December 12 from 9:30am-10:30am ET
    Web Addresshttps://youthpower.adobeconnect.com/yeonetwork/

     

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 30
    2017

    Financial Solutions for Smallholders in Nigeria

    Financial inclusion in Nigeria has been improving, with the adult population being served by financial institutions going from 30 percent in 2011 to 44 percent in 2014, according to the Global Findex. However, large segments of the population remain financially excluded. Of an estimated 15 million smallholder families in Nigeria, CGAP finds that only about 26 percent of them are financially included.
    Join CGAP and partner InterMedia for a November 30 webinar to learn about the  findings from our nationwide survey of smallholder households in Nigeria – the first survey of its kind in the country. Results discussed will highlight the challenges and opportunities for delivering better smallholder financial solutions grounded on new evidence.
    Guest speakers Rose Goselinga, managing director of Pula Advisors, and Ernest Ihedigbo, head of the Agricultural Value Chain Finance and Investment Services team of the Nigerian Incentive-based Risk sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), will discuss the implications of these findings for the growing number of local initiatives that promote financial solution for the rural poor.
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    January 25
    2018

    CONVENERS.ORG: Accelerator Stand-Up Call

    Join us for our monthly Accelerator Stand-up Call held on the fourth Thursday of every month and graciously hosted by Ryan Ross of Halcyon Incubator!

    Emerging from the Accelerating the Accelerators (AtA) Collective Impact Project (CIP) on the topic of ongoing communications, Conveners.org launched a regular monthly half-hour accelerator call in March 2016 to spark a strong sense of community and mutual exchange among impact accelerators.

    Through the calls, we provide accelerators with a vital means of connecting with each other regularly for peer support in (but not limited to) the following areas:

    • identifying tried-and-true advice on solutions, tools, resources, best practices;
    • introductions for face-to-face meetings particularly when planning a trip; and
    • drawing attention to interesting developments in the social enterprise space looking six months out.
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    December 28
    2017

    CONVENERS.ORG: Accelerator Stand-Up Call

     

    Join us for our monthly Accelerator Stand-up Call held on the fourth Thursday of every month and graciously hosted by Ryan Ross of Halcyon Incubator!

    Emerging from the Accelerating the Accelerators (AtA) Collective Impact Project (CIP) on the topic of ongoing communications, Conveners.org launched a regular monthly half-hour accelerator call in March 2016 to spark a strong sense of community and mutual exchange among impact accelerators.

    Through the calls, we provide accelerators with a vital means of connecting with each other regularly for peer support in (but not limited to) the following areas:

    • identifying tried-and-true advice on solutions, tools, resources, best practices;
    • introductions for face-to-face meetings particularly when planning a trip; and
    • drawing attention to interesting developments in the social enterprise space looking six months out.
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  • London, UK - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    November 21
    2017

    Digital revolutions in public finance

    New digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise how governments raise and spend public money. By transforming how governments collect, process and act on information, digitalisation can expand and reshape fiscal policymaking, allowing them to operate better and, in the future, design policy in new and more effective ways.

    Yet adopting new technologies also raises risks and challenges. Countries that seek to benefit from the digital revolution need to navigate institutional and capacity constraints. Privacy and cybersecurity concerns also call for greater international cooperation and regulation as information increasingly travels across borders.

    The launch of the IMF’s new book on Digital Revolutions in Public Finance offers a timely opportunity to debate these fundamental questions and explore solutions to these challenges. The publication, a collaboration between the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers the first detailed assessment of the impact of digital technology on fiscal policy.

    An excerpt of the IMF’s new book is now available online. Electronic copies of the full publication will be available in early November.

    The event is followed by a networking reception.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    November 15
    2017

    Webinar: Uniting Tech and Touch – Why Centaur Products Are Better for Consumers and Providers – Evidence from Kenya

    Join us for a webinar on the digital financial services landscape in Kenya and what constitutes effective “human touch.” This webinar will feature CFI Fellow Alexis Beggs Olsen and Africa Board Fellowship Program Director John Lwande discussing the circumstances when Kenyan customers still desire human interaction and the innovative ways in which financial services providers (FSPs) integrate human interfaces into their digital product offerings.

    Learn more about Alexis’ research on effective human touch in a digital age in Kenyaand the CFI Fellows Program.

    Note: We will be using GoToMeeting webinar service for this event. If you do not have GoToMeeting installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download the required software before joining the webinar. It’s free; just follow the prompts, and you should be all set.

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