Working with the Catalyst Team at BFA, Caren researched the landscape of global accelerator models for emerging market fintech startups to understand the offers for early stage acceleration. The report, “Accelerating Early-stage Inclusive Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets” assesses what Catalyst Fund does well and what it could do better. Read the report here.
Working collaboratively with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) team, Enabling Outcomes drafted a Theory of Change and supporting narrative. Activities included facilitating a team workshop and 1:1 stakeholder consultations. This process helped reinforce core areas of BCI’s work, identified areas for deepening and broadening BCI’s impact and influence to scale better cotton, and helped inform the scope ofBetter Cotton Initiative Theory of Change [Read More]
Caren, working in partnership with Aimee Russillo and with the support of Accreditation Services International (ASI), designed and delivered the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Theory of Change. The team worked closely with the RSPO secretariat and executed a process that included extensive stakeholder participation and engagement with the Board of Governors. The teamRSPO Theory of Change & M&E System [Read More]
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 fieldTwin Trading East Africa Coffee Evaluation [Read More]
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 womenEnclude’s Gender Benchmarking Tool [Read More]