Caren is an evaluator for Argidius Foundation. In addition to the Argidius-ANDE Challenge funding, she has done deep-dive evaluations on Argidius grantees providing business development services in Latin America and Africa. Some summary evaluations can be found below:
Caren provided research, facilitation and insights, working in collaboration with and under the leadership of Criterion Institute, to produce “Investing with an LGBTQI Lens: Rethinking Gender Analysis Across Investing Fields,” a new guide on investing to further the rights and empowerment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals. The report can be found here.
Caren worked with the team at Small Foundation to develop their Theory of Change for alleviating extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 through catalyzing income-generating opportunities for extremely poor people in rural sub‑Saharan Africa. The Theory of Change and supporting narrative can be found here.
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 to the Challenge, including assessing impact on target end-users and efficacy of the Challenge.
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 and measurement. The strategy can be found here.
Caren, working with Aimee Russillo of Liseed Consulting, supported the Fair Trade USA team to develop their refreshed theory of change. This included drafting and facilitating workshops to help frame up the theory and underlying assumptions. The Fair Trade USA Theory of Change can be found here.