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Thursday, September 28 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Forecasting, Tracking, and Evaluating Impact: The Global Innovation Fund’s Approach to Practical Impact Analysis

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Funders need to make decisions about how to deploy scarce resources to achieve the greatest impact. Yet, most of the time, we don't have good information about the possible benefits or costs of a program at the time of making that decision. In addition, funders are accountable for achieving results from their funding, but typical accountability cycles are often shorter than the time needed to observe impact at scale. Both funders and their partners could use continuous feedback on results to improve outcomes. During this session, the analytics team of the Global Innovation Fund, a private fund USAID helped to establish, will lead an interactive workshop presenting a lean, practical approach to forecasting, tracking, and evaluating impact. This updateable approach helps to direct limited resources to where they could plausibly have the greatest impact, uses a common measure of impact across multiple sectors and meets a demand to report on expected impact before projects have final results.

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Ken Chomitz

Chief Analytics Officer, Global Innovation Fund
Ken Chomitz comes to GIF after a distinguished career in research and evaluation at the World Bank. An innovator in applied economics, he has published pioneering work in the economics of climate change, biodiversity, and deforestation, and has worked also in health and labor. As... Read More →
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Michael Eddy

Vice President, Analytics, Global Innovation Fund
Michael Eddy is the Vice President of Analytics at GIF, bringing a passion for innovative finance and the use of data and evidence for better decision-making. Prior to joining GIF, he co-founded and built Instiglio, where he designed the first impact bond in a developing country... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Continental Room C Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center