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Global Development: How Do You Know if You are Any Good?

This session is anchored by

Grameen Foundation


The world of Measurement and Evaluation (M&E) has changed dramatically. For years M&E was primarily for large development projects to understand the costs and potential benefits of specific interventions. More recently we have seen Randomized Controlled Trials bring scientific rigor to the effort to understand causality and prove that a specific intervention created a specific outcome or impact. And in the last few years, the social enterprise ecosystem has focused on agile and iterative approaches to product design and program and performance management. What is needed now is the ability to tie all of these approaches together with two very specific goals: 1) Enable the practitioner to answer the question: “Am I any good?” and 2) Enable the sector to answer the question: “Are we progressing toward a solution?” Technology and learning from many years of mistakes (and some successes) has made this possible.

Speakers:

Saurabh Lall

Saurabh Lall, Research Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Saurabh Lall leads ANDE’s research initiative, which focuses on understanding the impact of small and growing businesses on poverty and economic development. Saurabh was previously the Research Officer of the New Ventures program at the World Resources Institute, where he studied the investment potential of environmental entrepreneurship in developing countries. He has a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Administration at the George Washington University, focusing on social enterprise and program evaluation.


Julie Peachey

Julie Peachey, Director, Social Performance Management, Grameen Foundation

Julie Peachey directs Grameen Foundation’s social performance management activities across the organization. Ms. Peachey is a cross-cultural team leader with 20 years of business and non-profit experience, including 12 years working with social enterprises. She has expertise in poverty measurement, savings mobilization, institution building, and change leadership. She started her career as a public accountant at KPMG and received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Miguel Angel Rebolledo

Miguel Angel Rebolledo Dellepiane, Senior Results Measurement Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Sr. Results Measurement Specialist in the Development Impact Department in IFC, leading initiatives for incorporating innovative results measurement tools into IFC’s and its clients operations. Until 2010, he was Sr. Evaluation Officer in IEG, where he authored several evaluations with country, sector, and product focus of World Bank Group programs. Previously, he made a career as Investment Manager in Skanska focused on privately financed infrastructure (e.g., PFIs, PPPs, concessions). He has a BSc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, a MBA jointly from the IESE and the London Business Schools, a MSc. in Finance from George Washington University, and a Diploma in Public Policy and Evaluation from the University of Carleton. In his little free time, he likes golfing, scuba diving and skiing.