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IDinsight elects three new partners
CHRISTOPHER CHIBWANA, REBECCA GONG SHARP, AND DANIEL STEIN TO JOIN IDINSIGHT’S PARTNER GROUP, A LEADERSHIP TEAM PAVING THE WAY FOR FURTHER INNOVATION, EXPANSION, AND INFLUENCE | SEPTEMBER 2019
September 11, 2019 -- Today, IDinsight announces the election of three new partners, Christopher Chibwana, Rebecca Gong Sharp, and Daniel Stein who will help steward the organization into its next strategic phase. Chris, Becca, and Dan will join Founding Partners Neil Buddy Shah, Esther Wang, Paul Wang, Ronald Abraham, and Andrew Fraker to form IDinsight’s partner group. Read more.
Presenting on using evidence to increase social impact at the ICED conference
ACCRA, GHANA | JULY 2019
On July 9-12th, IDinsight team members led a workshop and participated in panel discussions at the International Centre for Evaluation and Development Conference (ICED) in Accra, Ghana to share learnings on using evidence to increase social impact. Under a conference theme of “Responsibility and Accountability: Strengthening Evidence Generation, Dissemination and Use to Improve Policy Reforms,” development stakeholders discussed and debated best practices around evidence-informed policymaking. Read more.
Teaching data for decision-making at the University of Zambia
TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE, THREE IDINSIGHT ASSOCIATES LED A FIVE-DAY SHORT COURSE ON HOW MONITORING AND EVALUATION PRINCIPLES CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES | JULY 2019
At IDinsight we seek opportunities to share our learning with both our local and global communities. This year, one of our organizational priorities is to engage with University students and other future leaders in regions where we work. The goal? To share how evidence and data can be used to improve lives. This serves a dual purpose — helping us share our experience with students who may be interested in pursuing social-impact research careers in the future and equipping the next generation of leaders with new skills based on real-world experience.
In July, our team organized an intensive five-day Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) course in partnership with the University of Zambia Business and Economics Association — a student group that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The IDinsight team designed this short course with the goal of enabling students to walk out of the class with the basic information required to conduct M&E in real-world settings. Read more.
IDinsight announces new Chief Operating Officer
REBECCA Gong SHARP WILL BE TAKING ON THE ROLE OF CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT IDINSIGHT AS ESTHER WANG TRANSITIONS INTO A NEW SENIOR LEADERSHIP ROLE | JULY 2019
July 15, 2019 — Today, IDinsight announces appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer, Rebecca Gong Sharp, who previously served as its Director of Operations. Esther Wang, Founding Partner and IDinsight’s outgoing COO, will shift to a new role focused on fundraising and coaching senior leadership.
Becca will work with CEO Neil Buddy Shah and IDinsight’s Partner group to execute IDinsight’s overall strategy and ensure that the organization applies its own data-driven tools and principles to internal decision-making. Her areas of oversight will include people operations, systems, safety and security, new country expansion, strategic communications, board governance, and compliance. Read more.
New learning partnership with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the government of Himachal Pradesh
IDINSIGHT MSDF AND HP LEARNING PARTNERSHIP | JULY 2019
Himachal Pradesh (HP) is looking to emerge as a leading state in India’s government school system. To that end, the HP Samarth program is a 24-month statewide education transformation program focused on increasing accountability for learning outcomes, improving the quality of teacher training, and investing in critical education infrastructure.
We are excited to announce a new learning partnership based in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) has selected IDinsight as an evaluation partner, alongside Samagra Development Associates as a management partner, to support the HP Samarth program. Through a learning partnership model, IDinsight will work with these stakeholders to generate evidence to inform the HP government on three high-potential policy areas in education. Read more.
IDinsight informs social and behaviour change communication programming and monitoring approach for India’s national nutrition mission
IDinsight AMAL Health and Nutrition team | June 2019
The IDinsight AMAL Health and Nutrition team has been working in India with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and NITI Aayog to support India’s National Nutrition Mission, POSHAN Abhiyaan. Our work has been informing social and behaviour change communication programming and the monitoring approach of the Mission. Read more.
Featured in Devex: 5 steps for choosing monitoring metrics
Nairobi, Kenya | May 2019
IDinsight hosted a workshop called ‘Maximizing Impact with Evidence’ for education providers at the Global Schools Forum.
The presentation highlighted how to improve monitoring systems and evidence strategies using examples from our work with Educate Girls.
Much of the presentation’s focus was on decision-focused monitoring and helping organization prioritize the right data to collect — information that is both meaningful and feasible to access.