ISEAL, the global membership organization for sustainability standards, has implemented a mechanism to assess member compliance with ISEAL Codes of Good Practice. Caren Holzman has been selected as an evaluator focused on standards and is conducting compliance assessments for prospective ISEAL members.
Enabling Outcomes is evaluating this techfortrade program, funded by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), aimed at using an innovative approach to secure, transparent trading using up-front payments to smallholders in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The evaluation focuses on impact and the commercial viability of the model and includes a diagnostic of key success factors and scalability. The evaluation is designed with an approach to create the business and impact case in order to spin off the project as a sustainable social enterprise which can attract capital.
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This paper seeks to identify existing and emerging innovations and best practice in sustainability certification that enable fair and beneficial inclusion of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM). It relies on lessons for artisanal and small-scale mining from the agricultural sectors, where certification has been operational for some time. These innovations could increase the inclusivity of certification to cater for the realities of the majority of ASM. It also explores the enabling environments or support systems that are necessary to scale-up certification. Enabling Outcomes was contracted by Estelle Levin Ltd. to co-author the paper with IIED.
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