• Value for investment: A practical evaluation theory

    This booklet proposes a model for evaluating value for investment in social programs, by integrating economic and evaluative thinking.
  • Actionable impact management - eBook series

    This series, published by SoPact, the Melbourne Business School & Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, covers four topics: Theory of Change and Groundwork, Social Impact Metrics, Data Strategy, Reports and Storytelling.
  • What is impact?

    This discussion paper discusses the meaning of 'impact', moving beyond methodological debates to present different perspectives and dimensions that can affect how impact could be framed and evaluated.
  • Impact investing: Transforming how we make money while making a difference

    This article provides an introduction to impact investing concepts, the history and growth of impact investing, and examples of impact investing.
  • Conversations about measurement and evaluation in impact investing

    This article documents issues emerging during discussions of impact investing and social impact measurement amongst participants of the Innovations in Evaluation strand at the 8th African Evaluation Association Conference.
  • Impact investments: A literature review

    This paper reviews literature on the evaluation of impact investments. Various tools and approaches for assessing social value are identified and theoretical considerations are discussed.
  • Interrogating the theory of change: Evaluating impact investing where it matters most

    This article uses case examples to demonstrate the value of using theory of change at all levels of impact investing and affirms the importance of accountability and learning across combinations of evaluation methods.
  • Launching the working capital fund: A case study of humanity united

    This is a case study of the start-up phase of the US $25 million Working Capital Investment Fund created to confront modern-day slavery by addressing forced labour in global supply chains.
  • Evaluative tools in impact investing: Three case studies on the use of theories of change

    This article reviews three case studies to demonstrate how theories of change are useful for communicating impact, identifying indicators to be measured and the critical analysis of the underlying logic of an impact investment.
  • Situating the next generation of impact measurement and evaluation for impact investing

    To support the growth of a stronger evidence base for contributions to positive social and environmental impacts this paper presents a typology for structuring thinking about impact measurement and evaluation for impact investing.
  • Better ways of choosing and using metrics in evaluation of impact investing

    We invited Mishkah Jakoet shares some thoughts on how metrics can be more useful for impact investing.
  • Objectives-Based Evaluation (OBE) for impact investing

    Bob Picciotto is a former Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group which oversees evaluation in the International Finance Corporation, an agency dedicated to the promotion of private sector development in developing countries.