Thursday, June 19, 2014
Evaluation Shows How Program Related Investments Are Generating Positive Social Returns
An evaluation has found that The Rockefeller Foundation's Program Related Investments (PRIs) have contributed to the financial sustainability of its investees and are helping them accomplish social goals and achieve impact.
The evaluation, conducted by Arabella Advisors, covers 12 years of PRIs, including 18 transactions totaling $23.9 million deployed both domestically and internationally.
Among the findings: "Individual investments have helped extend access to products and services on more equitable terms and in new ways to previously excluded populations, and increase the number and quality of jobs in the United States, Mexico, India, and East Africa. As a result, ultimate beneficiaries have greater opportunities to improve their livelihoods and quality of life."...