Embracing Development Cooperation in the Post-2015 Agenda

Working in true partnership and giving voice to the intended beneficiaries of development assistance is fundamental for achieving any international development agenda. So this is a call to support development cooperation, to make it front and center in the sustainable development agenda. We need to give it its proper dues and remove it from the sidelines if we want ownership, accountability, and results to flourish in the advancement of our global development goals.

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Global Health and Innovation Conference 2015 – Global Insight Recap

Innovation drives progress, and is the result of creativity, determination, and an unwavering belief in your mission. At Global Insight, we are constantly striving for innovation, ensuring that our work is mission-driven, data-based, and continually adapting to changing circumstances. Read about my experience at the Global Health and Innovation Conference by clicking ‘Read more’ below!

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High Water Women “Investing in Impact” Symposium

As an extension of their groundbreaking training and thought leadership in microfinance, in 2013, High Water Women launched an initiative in Impact Investing with a Symposium for Family Offices, Foundations, Endowments and other Investors.

High Water Women is planning to hold its second annual Investing for Impact Symposium on October 21, 2014 in NYC with another exciting lineup of speakers, panels and breakout sessions to focus on how different investors are approaching the impact space and discuss the opportunities and challenges for growth.

October 21, 2014

8:15AM-5:45PM

CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

The truth about independent evaluation

Vinod Thomas, director of independent evaluation at the Asian Development Bank, shares his insight – and the value of external evaluations – from his 10+ years of experience as an independent evaluator.

“The independence of the evaluation has a great value. The self-assessment, the one who did a project has to give the first review of how things went. In an evaluation, the person can start with what do you think, how did you do last year? … But independently, having an assessment on top of that is critical for an organization — some distance, some neutrality, some objectivity.”

Read the full interview here: https://www.devex.com/news/the-truth-about-independent-evaluation-84277

Raise Chicago: Improving Chicago’s Economy with a Higher Minimum Wage

A recently released report by Joseph de la Torre Dwyer, GII Economics, Gender, and Labor Specialist, in conjunction with the Center for Popular Democracy and Raise Chicago tackles America’s low-wage problem head on and considers the economic effects of implementing a minimum wage increase supported by 86% of Chicago voters.

This report maps and models the geographically diverse economic effects of a targeted $15 minimum wage for Chicago workers at firms with $50 million or more in annual receipts (and their subsidiaries and franchisees) and finds that 1 out of 5 Chicago workers (229,000 employees) would receive a needed raise of approximately 25% from $12.50/hour to $15.62/hour. This disproportionately impacts people of color and their neighborhoods who will see large positive benefits as will many other workers in retail, leisure and hospitality, and food services. In addition, this minimum wage would spur new local economic activity and jobs, increase tax revenues, lower job turnover, and we expect that consumers might ultimately see negligible price increases of 2%.

All in all, for relatively little, the people of Chicago stand to gain quite a lot.

Participatory Evaluation at Sakhi for South Asian Women

Consent forms, interview guides, and field notes galore! We love the program evaluation process! Global Insight is pleased to be working with Sakhi for South Asian Women for an evaluation of their domestic violence and economic empowerment programs.

Global Insight follows a distinctly participatory evaluation process. Evaluations help to highlight successes, clarify gaps, and secure funding. Let our team know how we can help your organization. We are always looking for new and exciting projects.