How we learn

Learning is really important to us

We strive to ensure that evaluations and research are at the heart of how we make decisions and drive impact. We commission and publish independent evaluations to better understand important themes in our work, guide our future investment strategies, and contribute to the wider understanding of the development finance community.

Our approach to learning has two core components: multi-year sector studies that look at how to create impact in our priority sectors, and our Insight programme, which helps us and the companies we work with better understand and enhance their impact. We will always share what we learn to ensure it benefits as many people as possible.

Find out more about our approach to learning and evaluation.

Our impact in numbers


jobs directly supported by our portfolio in Africa and South Asia


average annual job creation rate over the past five years


taxes paid by our investees in Africa and South Asia


terawatt hours of electricity generated and distributed by our investees in 2019

Key contacts

Alex MacGillivray

Director, Development Impact Evaluations

Paddy Carter

Director, Development Impact Research & Policy

Kate Griffith

Manager, Development Impact (Evaluations)

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