In September 2020, our DFI Transparency Initiative team hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of our second work stream, focusing on impact management. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
The webinar discussed the findings from the DFI Transparency Initiative’s second work stream on the transparency of impact management – objectives, theories of change and impacts.
You can download our slides here.
We have also produced a working paper summarising the findings from this work stream, which can be downloaded here.
Achieving developmental impact is a central mandate of DFIs, setting them apart from commercial institutions. The development contribution of DFIs is seen as a critical component in achieving the sustainable development goals. This work stream seeks to understand the ways in which DFIs predict, measure, and disclose impact. Our work interrogates the processes informing, and the disclosure of, both ex-ante impact predictions and ex-post results monitoring and evaluation.
We started the research on this work stream in May 2020. We conducted interviews with a range of stakeholders and produced a landscape analysis on the disclosure of impact management by DFIs. In July 2020 we convened the Expert Working Group with representatives from DFIs, think tanks, CSOs and the private sector who provided further insight and gave us feedback on our findings.