Looking at the second component of our DFI Transparency Tool, this blog argues that the “development scores” produced by new DFI impact management systems are of limited value. DFIs should instead focus on disclosing the granular impact data that informs these scores.
Our CEO Gary Forster caught up with Alex MacGillivray, Evaluations Director at CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI) to discuss the latest research of the FGI Transparency Initiative on impact management. As part of our DFI Spotlight series, Alex shared his thoughts on the opportunities for more and better disclosure of impact data, where the DFI sector is on impact transparency and the change that’s needed.
Our recent research into the transparency of DFI impact management identified commercial confidentiality as an oft-cited but nuanced barrier to the sharing of impact data. As part of our DFI Spotlight series our CEO, Gary Forster, caught up with Ginny Reyes Llamzon, Associate General Counsel at the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), to discuss how they have addressed commercial confidentiality to enable them to share impact data from their investees while not undermining their investee’s competitive position.
Our latest research paper on the transparency of development finance institution (DFI) impact management includes a case study about the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), focussing primarily on its Results Monitoring Handbook. As part of our DFI Spotlight series, Marco Serena, Head of Development Impact at PIDG and our DFI Transparency Initiative Project Manager, Farzana Ahmed, sat down to discuss PIDG’s impact journey.
Catch up on our discussion of the transparency of development finance institutions, and our findings on the transparency of impact management – objectives, theories of change and impacts.
There is an increased need for clear and consistent data on the extent to which bilateral and multilateral donors are prioritizing gender equality in their financing, and to what end. Without accurate data on the funding of and results from gender equality projects, we cannot hold donor institutions accountable for their gender equality commitments, nor ensure that funds spent are meeting populations’ needs. Preliminary findings from the Gender Financing Project shed light on how donors are spending on global gender equality—and what we still don’t know based on available data.