Is your data hiding inside 100-page narrative reports or hard-to-read graphs? Data visualization helps you deliver bite-sized information that viewers will understand at a glance and retain for the long run. During this hands-on workshop, we’ll remove chart clutter, highlight key messages through color, and swap out overused pie charts and bar charts for alternatives like slope charts, network maps, and dot plots. Laptops encouraged.
Aspen Institute Network of Development Entrepreneurs
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBS can help lift countries out of poverty. ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization.
Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions and corporations from around the world. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 200 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries.
Learn more at www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-network-development-entrepreneurs.
ANDE Metrics and Evaluation Conference
In 2009, ANDE hosted the first Metrics from the Ground Up conference in partnership with the Grassroots Business Fund. This event dedicated two days to the discussion of impact measurement. It brought together data wonks, evaluation specialists, technology gurus, and SGB sector practitioners – the whole ecosystem of people we needed to start building intelligence on the sector.
Since then, ANDE has hosted its Metrics Conference every year, and sources discussion topic and conference themes from emerging measurement practices among our members.
Past Metrics Conference events have focused on:
- Standardization around a common language to compare and aggregate our individual data
- Building the evidence base and designing evidence-based interventions
- Using impact data to make decisions
- Creating a culture of measurement
To learn more about the 2015 Metrics and Evaluation Conference, please visit www.andeglobal.org/events/event_details.asp?id=581275&group=.
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