• Impact investing: Measurement valued by investee businesses

    This report was commissioned by the Results Measurement Working Group of the Donor Committee on Enterprise Development in order to shed light on the topic of data being generated by impact investee organisations. Little is known about the forms of impact data generated and valued by these enterprises, particularly why they are generating it and how they are using it. 

  • Making the Transition to Strategic Private Sector Engagement

    Development organisations are becoming increasingly systematic and strategic in engaging the private sector as an equal partner across their work, through a variety of formats. As such, private sector engagement represents a shift away from bilateral work with developing country governments, but also differs from traditional, transactional ways of working with business. This briefing note is...

  • Mainstreaming climate compatible development

    Established in 2010, CDKN ( the Climate and Development Knowledge Network)  has funded research, policy advice and knowledge programmes, globally and in more than 70 countries. It has also supported negotiators and negotiating groups. In this book, the lessons from  the first seven years’ work of CDKN are shared. ...

  • Unlocking the Potential of ICT to Improve WASH

    Unlocking the Potential of Information Communications Technology to Improve Water and Sanitation Services - Summary of Findings and Recommendations Although sector studies on ICT applications become outdated rather quickly, this WSP report gives a very good analysis of ‘lessons learned’ and ‘key issues’ to get ICT projects for the WASH sector in Africa more sustainable and scalable. It starts a...

  • Fishing metaphors for communication

    Green keeper Africa has built a communication policy that brings unexpected benefits today. Our experience on when, how and where to communicate is shared in this document. We believe that the path to "best communication for a start-up project" is not always obvious and the fishing world is an excellent metaphor!...

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