Enabling Outcomes conducted the midterm evaluation of Twin’s Maanda Project (funded by Comic Relief). The project aims to serve seven East African coffee cooperatives across four countries–Rwanda, DRC, Uganda and Malawi–as a holistic project that encompasses quality, financial management, governance, certification, marketing and sustainable agriculture with gender as a cross-cutting theme. The evaluation included field visits and market partner interviews, reflecting on performance to date and recommendations for improvements.
With financial support from the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs’ (ANDE) Catalyst Fund, Caren worked with the team at Enclude to conduct a pilot of its Gender Benchmarking Tool with financial institutions. Caren supported the refinement of the tool’s scorecard which assesses performance of a financial institution vis-a-vis the national market potential to serve women customers.
The report, which Enabling Outcomes authored, is intended to help Oxfam reflect on its history with multi-stakeholder initiatives and provide a starting point with internal and external stakeholders to discuss Oxfam’s role and shape future engagements.
The report, “Multi-Stakeholder Engagement In Agribusiness Sectors: Oxfam’s Experiences, Progress To Date and Reflections On The Future” can be accessed here.
In collaboration with the Accreditation Services International (ASI) team, Enabling Outcomes designed a framework for ASI to understand its impacts and influences in terms of driving performance and uptake of sustainability standards systems. Supporting the framework are KPIs and processes to help ASI monitor and evaluate its work with an eye towards impact in advancing standards systems effectiveness and the field of assurance.
The Argidius Foundation and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) have launched a competition designed to support innovative solutions to the human capital constraints faced by small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets. Enabling Outcomes has designed the evaluation criteria and will be evaluating the five projects from 2016-2019, including interviewing stakeholders . Enabling Outcomes will make a recommendation to a selection committee to help determine winner of the challenge who will receive a 1 million Euro investment.
To learn more about the Challenge click here.
Working under the leadership of Sustainable Finance Advisory, Caren supported this FMO-supported initiative driven by the Mongolian Bankers Association and the Mongolian banks to create a framework for mitigating environmental and social risk and identifying opportunities for the banking sector to support green and inclusive growth. This included facilitating the development of the principles, developing training materials and case studies, executing training, and researching best practice for green finance.
To learn more about the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Initiative, click here.