Data plays a critical role in understanding our development impact, adapting our strategies, and communicating our results. But with limited time, resources, and technology, the process of identifying and collecting the right data—and making sure that data that is accurate, relevant, and useful—can be extremely challenging.
Dexis’ CEO and our company’s longtime internship program are featured in the summer 2016 edition of Macalester Today, the alumni magazine of Macalester College.
Many companies today incorporate environmental and social goals into corporate strategy. This is the idea behind “shared value” – a concept first introduced by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer that describes generating economic value in a way that also produces value for society, thereby connecting a company’s success with social progress. By looking for alignment between business and development goals, nonprofits and government agencies can better leverage private sector partners to further environmental and social aims.
I was excited when I was invited to join USAID staff in a CLA Peer Sharing Event last week. USAID/Uganda, a mission on the forefront of CLA, hosted representatives from four other missions in the region—Ethiopia, South Sudan, Southern Africa, and Tanzania—for a 3-day gathering to exchange “experiences, learning, examples of how CLA is being conceptualized and put into practice” across the five missions.