Are you starting a monitoring and evaluation business that uses technology?
Do you need help?
We offer entrepreneurship support and evaluation expertise to build tech-based solutions and build evaluation ecosystems in developing countries.
Applications and participation in the GEI Launchpad are FREE.
The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of evidence and evaluative thinking for policy making. It also brought to the forefront the need for innovation in the evaluation community.
We are in the middle of a data revolution that can transform the field of M&E in positive ways. New technologies offer opportunities with breakthroughs via artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, UAVs, and more. Finally, more financial resources are channeled through impact investing instruments, and investors want more than financial returns. The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) environment provides a new market for the evaluation community in generating solutions for customers and clients beyond traditional governments, donors and NGOs.
The GEI Launchpad will provide teams with business support, mentoring, data science expertise, developing markets intelligence, cutting edge evaluation knowledge, and connections to a global network to build a successful evaluation enterprise.
The GEI Launchpad will include twelve virtual sessions led by international experts who will mentor you throughout the program and take you on a journey from building a product to launching an enterprise.
At the end of the program, there will be a demo day where teams will present their solutions to a panel of experts who will evaluate teams' growth and the strength of their solutions.
A prize for the winning team will be announced soon - check back soon for more information!
Participation in the GEI Launchpad is free of cost for selected teams. More information on program eligibility and selection criteria is available in the Program Eligibility Criteria.
The Future is in Evidence Dialogue Series
In “The Future is in Evidence dialogue series,” key experts explore how technology, digitization, and innovation are charting new territory for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning practice. Join the conversation! Topics include the future of MEL, data science, and blockchain.
Innovation Consultant, World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator
Technology & Innovation IT Officer, World Bank Group
Program Manager, Global Evaluation Initiative
Director, Development Impact Measurement, IFC
Vice President for Measurement and Impact, Bixal
Head of Frontier Innovations, United Nations World Food Programme
Director—Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA), Panagora Group
Division Lead, IMC’s Digital and Data Governance and Transformation team
Operations Officer, Caribbean Development Bank