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Join ANDE members for the upcoming South Africa Metrics Learning Lab where we will discuss 'the ANDE Catalyst Fund for impact measurement in Africa and a Theory of Change workshop with Genesis Analytics'

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
08:30 - 11:30 SAST
Where: Impact Hub Joburg
9 Walters St
Johannesburg 2196
South Africa
Contact: Kingsley Mphahlele

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ANDE SA Metrics Learning Lab

"The ANDE Catalyst Fund for impact measurement in Africa & a Theory of Change workshop with Genesis Analytics"

ANDE members are invited to the upcoming South Africa Metrics Learning Lab breakfast, where we will discuss common challenges around impact measurement and identify actionable solutions that could be supported through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for impact measurement in Africa. The Theory of Change workshop will highlight DCED/Results Chain standards.

This year, ANDE is partnering with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), to build the skills and the capacity of members working to support SGBs in Sub-Saharan Africa to measure their social and environmental performance. As part of this project, ANDE through the Catalyst Fund will fund initiatives that promote collaborative solutions to impact measurement challenges in Africa.

The Theory of Change workshop will be presented by Genesis Analytics and will include information on DCED/Results Change standards. More information to follow.


Date: 26 July 2017

Time: 08:30 - 11:30am SAST (webinar portion for remote participants 09:00 - 10:30am SAST)

Where: Impact Hub Joburg, 158 Jan Smuts Building, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196 

Virtual dial-in is available for members who cannot physically attend. Online Dial-in here >

Speaker: Kirsten Mulcahy, Genesis Analytics

*Light breakfast will be served*



Time (SAST)


08:30am – 09:00am

Start. Recap, introductions and breakfast

09:00am – 10:00am (Webinar starts at 09:00am for remote participants)

Theory of Change workshop with Genesis Analytics highlighting Results Chain standards

10:00am – 10:30am (Webinar ends at 10:30am for remote participants)

Metrics Catalyst Fund discussion

10.30am – 11.30am

Group work around Metrics Catalyst Fund ideas and proposal

The Theory of Change workshop with Kirsten Mulcahy from Genesis Analytics will be an interactive learning presentation, structured according to the following 5 questions: 

1. What is impact?
A discussion to establish an impact definition which is relatable to all participants and can be referenced during the subsequent conversations.
2. Why do we need to talk about impact?
Placing impact and impact measurement within the broader impact investing, donor/government and SGB sectors. 
3. How can we communicate impact?
Exploring Theories of Change (ToCs) as a practical means to communicate impact narratives to a range of stakeholders.  
4. How can we measure impact?
Discussing attribution and contribution methods to measure impact (referencing the DCED Standard in Results Measurement), and linking measurement methodologies to ToCs. 
5. How can we improve impact measurement?
A facilitated discussion on participants’ initial impressions on impact measurement and the identification of existing gaps; and sharing practical examples with respect to impact measurement (experiences from Genesis and participants).
Kirsten Mulcahy, Associate at the Evaluation for Development practice, Genesis Analytics

Kirsten Mulcahy is trained in the DCED Standard for Results Measurement and has a MCom (Economics) from Wits. Kirsten has assisted the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in designing a financially sustainable Social Enterprise Fund (SEF); and she has worked with the impact investor Finance in Motion to identify key ingredients of success for MSMEs in Eastern Europe, ultimately to create a Monitoring, Learning and Reporting framework for their Fund and Development Assistance Facility. Kirsten is an impact evaluation specialist – for example, employing quasi experimental methods for the International Labour Organisation in South Africa, and theory-based impact evaluation methods for DFID Kenya. Kirsten was part of the team who conducted a DCED Mock audit on Helvetas’s programme in Bosnia & Herzegovina and has provided Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) capacity development to Access to Finance Rwanda (AfR). She is an experienced facilitator, having presented at the SAMEA 2016 Capacity Development series (workshop entitled: Using evidence for decision-making and learning – how to implement a value-adding MRM system), and doing so again for the 2017 series. 

Please ensure that you have read the notes from the previous sessions on the ANDE SA Metrics Learning Lab blog.


About the ANDE Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement is an ANDE initiative with the goal of increasing the productivity and effectiveness of ANDE members, while creating tools and insights that can help the small and growing business (SGB) sector. Each Africa-based Metrics Learning Lab can submit one proposal requesting up to $40,000 for scopes of work lasting up to 12 months. Successful projects should focus on the following:

  • Solutions that address a sector-wide challenge;
  • Collaboration among learning lab members;
  • Ideally highlighting one of these key themes: data for decision-making, creating a culture of measurement, standards for the field, and coordination along the “impact value chain.”

Hope you can join us!