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We invited Mishkah Jakoet to share some thoughts on how evaluation can be more useful for impact investing.  Mishkah brings considerable experience in evaluation for impact investing, including contributing to the revision of the IRIS+ indicators. The IRIS+ metrics are currently under review, and being expanded to include a new catalogue of metrics, a much-anticipated update that promises much benefit within the global impact investment ecosystem.

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Evaluation needs to respond to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.  As well as direct implications for the logistics of collecting data and managing evaluation processes, the pandemic has led to rapid changes in what organisations are trying to do and how evaluation can best be used to support these changes.    In the third of our Adapting Evaluation in the time of COVID-19 blog series, we are focusing on the third cluster of tasks in the Rainbo

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This article reports on a peer learning model trialled in Canada - learning circles for advanced professional development in evaluation -  and suggests factors which are key to its success. 
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We’re excited to be involved in the 2020 IPDET Hackathon – a week-long event in which hundreds of people from around the world bring together their skills, knowledge and inspirations to find creative solutions to challenges of our times.

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A draft strategy document on a new Indigenous Evaluation Strategy for programs and policies that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This page also links to the draft background paper and draft guide to evaluation. Art from 'River of Knowledge' by Luke Penrith
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 A mixed-methods, Aboriginal-led evaluation of the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (CLSAC). This report uses the Aboriginal evaluation framework, Ngaa-bi-nya, which means to ‘examine, try and evaluate’ in the language of the Wiradjuri people of central NSW to whom author Megan Williams belongs.  Image featuring artwork by Jessie Waratah Simon Fitzpatrick

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