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The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

ISBN : 9780199366088

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¥5,292
Author: 
Mary Kay Gugerty; Dean Karlan
Pages
312 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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The recent push for impact measurement has been positive, but it has also led to wasted resources and often misleading data about what works. In The Goldilocks Challenge, Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan put forth four key principles to guide organizations of all sizes to create strong, right-fit data collection systems.

Index: 

PART I-THE CART PRINCIPLES: BUILDING CREDIBLE, ACTIONABLE, RESPONSIBLE AND TRANSPORTABLE EVIDENCE SYSTEMS
Chapter 1-Introduction
Chapter 2-The CART Principles: From Too Much and Too Little, to Just Right
Chapter 3-The Theory of Change
Chapter 4-The CART Principles
Chapter 5-Monitoring with the CART Principles
Chapter 6-The CART Principles for Impact Evaluation
Chapter 7-Collecting High-Quality Data
PART II-CASE STUDIES
Chapter 8- Educate! Developing a Theory of Change for Changemakers
Chapter 9-BRAC: Credible Activity Monitoring for Action
Chapter 10-Salama SHIELD Foundation: The Challenge of Actionability
Chapter 11-Invisible Children Uganda: An Evolving Monitoring and Evaluation System
Chapter 12-Deworm the World: From Impact Evidence to Implementation at Scale
Chapter 13-Un Kilo de Ayuda: Finding the Right Fit in Monitoring and Evaluation
PART III
Chapter 14-The Institutional Donor Perspective
Chapter 15-The Retail Donor Perspective
Chapter 16-Concluding Thoughts and (Hopefully) Helpful Resources

About the author: 

Mary Kay Gugerty is the Nancy Bell Evans Professor of Nonprofit Management at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington and the Faculty Director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Her research focuses on evaluation and impact measurement in the social sector; advocacy, accountability and voluntary regulation programs among nonprofits and NGOs; and agricultural and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa.; Dean Karlan is the Frederic Esser Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University. His research focuses on evaluation of efforts to reduce poverty around the world. He is President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit dedicated to discovering and promoting solutions to global poverty problems; and President and co-Founder of ImpactMatters, a nonprofit dedicated to guiding donors to evidence-based and cost-effective nonprofit organizations. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the M.I.T. Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

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