Nesta’s Rapid Recovery Challenge is designed to support innovators that will provide tools and services at scale that improve access to jobs and money for people within the UK, focusing on those hardest hit by the economic shock resulting from COVID-19. Caren, working with the advisory support of Isabela Souza, is providing evaluation services toEvaluation: Nesta’s Rapid Recovery Challenge [Read More]
This project used theory of change techniques and methodology to help inform the Forest Stewardship Council’s Global Strategy. Work included designing and facilitating a 2-day workshop with the FSC Board as well as preparation calls and debriefs with Board committees and advisory of how to apply theory of change to strategy and performance management andTheory of Change Facilitation: FSC Strategy [Read More]
Guided research to capture the work of Youth Business International’s members. Developed the methodology and approach and coordinated with Dalberg’s research team and YBI to articulate the lessons learned and approach to supporting youth-led MSMEs. The final report can be found here.
With support from the Vitol Foundation, Farm Africa has established Cultivate, a business development services hub based in Kenya. Cultivate will provide appropriate business development services to rural small and growing agribusinesses across eastern Africa through a commercial model. Caren is providing support to Cultivate through coaching and advisory to inform the BDS service design,Strategic Advisory & Coaching: Cultivate [Read More]
DGGF set out to identify where and how it is currently reaching female entrepreneurs, and to gain a better understanding of what capital providers can do to better serve female entrepreneurs’ financial needs. The research focused on what could be learned by concentrating on the SMEs financed by the funds in which DGGF has invested.Investing in Women: Perspectives from the DGGF Portfolio [Read More]