Identifying Biases Using Data Analysis

How bias affects policy  All policies have unintended or unacknowledged consequences. Unforeseen outcomes can happen for several reasons, including faulty or incomplete assumptions and planning that is not sufficiently rigorous, but a major source of unintended consequences is bias.  While biases may be explicit, the result of identifiable ass
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Looking to The Future

We’ll soon be celebrating two important business milestones – our 10th year since we set up GtD in London and our fifth year since we started or first project in the US. In our recent summer newsletter, we reflect on the business’ developments over the last decade, and we also look forward to the future, […]
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The Importance of a Plain Question

In over 25 years of delivering social research and evaluation, I have found Mark Twain’s aphorism - “a plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities” - frequently holds true. So, in this month’s blog, I will explore the importance of a clearly defined question and a well-presented answer.
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Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really, Want

Hard to believe that it is 25 years since the Spice Girls recorded “Wannabe”, and with it the launch of the “girl power” phenomenon. A catchy tune for all of us “Dad Dancers” out there, but what has it to do with (the more serious) topic of social impact measurement and non-profits? Well, at the time Posh, Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Baby were storming the charts, I was settlin
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