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    Participatory impact investing: concepts and definitions

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Impact investors have done a lot of good (and some bad) so far, but mostly on their own terms.
  • Document

    Participatory impact investing: concepts and definitions

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Impact investors have done a lot of good (and some bad) so far, but mostly on their own terms.
  • Document

    Time to share the costs of participation in impact investing

    E. Jackson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    That there are real costs to participation is not news.  But impact investors, donors and investees themselves have not yet confronted the question of how such costs should be addressed across their industry. It is time to do so.
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    Opportunities for participatory approaches in impact investing cycle

    P. O'Flynn, G.L. Higdon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Building on the foundational definitions that underpin participatory processes in impact investing, the authors identify entry points for participation during the investment process for members of the wider community who will be affected by an investment, intended beneficiaries of an
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    Shifting economic power dimensions for women in Adonara, Indonesia

    E-j. Quak / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Towering over the small island of Adonara in Indonesia, the Ile Boleng volcano is always present in the background. In the nearby village of Adobala, I listened as female heads of households, dressed in sarungs, talked about how they had organised themselves as a women’s group in the local cooperative ‘Lodan Do’e’.
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    Transformative participatory impact investing: The Buen Vivir Fund

    G.L. Higdon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    In 2018, the Institute of Development Studies partnered with the Open Society Foundations Economic Justice Programme to build an evidence base to explore the question: “What constitutes meaningful participation in economic advancement?” Researcher

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