Making A Difference? Making Impact Measurement Work

Event Details
  • June 6th, Wednesday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Breakout Room 327
Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls

Chief Executive Officer Social Value International

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Session Description

We all believe we are making a difference but are we really solving the problems we wanted to address? Are we making as much of a difference as we can?

There is no end of advice and guidance on impact measurement and there is increasing international agreement, across sectors, on how to measure impact. Despite this application remains variable and patchy and the data doesn’t seem to be driving resource allocation decisions. And yet if we don’t crack this challenge we probably won’t be solving the problems and we won’t be making as much of a difference as we can and need to.

Measuring our own performance is challenging but there is nothing more exciting than knowing your performance is really effective. This session will put some of the leading organisations on the spot and find out how they are answering these questions.

Key Takeaways:

  • To what extent should our investment portfolios seek to change the underlying systems that cause the problem we are addressing? If they should how can you do this?
  • Responsiveness to users is often talked about but rarely measured and reporting on? Where can you start?
  • To what extent is any data we collect on impact being influencing decisions. What needs to change to make this more common?


  • Ushnisha Ghosh

    Ushnisha Ghosh

    Manager, Lean Data Acumen

  • Lilian Lehmann

    Lilian Lehmann

    Regional Director - Southeast Asia IDinsight

  • Frank Hubers

    Frank Hubers

    Research Fellow Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP), NUS Business School

  • Clara Barby

    Clara Barby

    Lead Partner, The Impact Management Project Bridges Fund Management

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