"I saw this great blog on the myths of innovation and have, albeit crudely in places, tried to illustrate in ways familiar to me in the field of international development.
Core innovation involves making incremental changes to improve existing…"
"Great last sentence! I alluded to the distinction in an earlier posting but not as well as you have done. I was thinking of efforts like the shell foundation in mind that, for me, are gestures of philanthropy, resources allocated for…"
"Given the challenges highlighted on Monday in finding ways to break into and develop aggregation points concerning smallholders who farm local staples, I found the work of SAB Miller and the companies it has a stake in and works…"
"I attended the session yesterday and I'd like to thank all involved in setting it up (Zahid and ANDE), presenting the 'well-rehearsed' report especially Dan's heroic discipline for the first 15 mins and for the insights provided…"
The first event in the 2013 Event Series will focus on bridging the financing gap in agricultural value chains. Convened by Business Fights Poverty, the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Citi, the event brings together a panel of industry experts to explore the potential of large…See More
I am a consultant that has worked for 23 years in the area of Monitoring and less so Evaluation in agriculture and private sector development. Most of my experience has been on long term assignments in Africa.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Finance and Investment, Measuring Impact, Partnerships
Other Topics on my radar:
Supporting donors exercise more patience and become more self-effacing in the long term changes they seek
Beneficiary Assessments and feedback loops
Investing in impacts
institutional perspectives on development impact and systemic approaches