It should come as no surprise that the Dead Aid prescriptions are market-based, since no economic ideology other than one rooted in the movement of capital and competition has succeeded in getting the greatest numbers of people out of poverty, in the fastest time. -Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid
- Impact Assessment
In 2010, discussions about metrics, largely with a focus on impact investing, were everywhere. Although many, many more discussions are needed before we can compare the poverty alleviation impacts of all venture strategies, the diverse set of stakeholders engaged in the conversation will help us get there.
Last week, the 2010 Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School presented a panel called Connecting the Dots through Social Impact Measurement, joining the ongoing conversation that has surfaced in recent conferences such as SOCAP10 and ANDE.