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The Goldilocks Project: Helping NGOs Build Right-Fit Systems of Data Collection


Learning about impact is critical to wise stewardship of resources as well as to making progress on reducing poverty. However, accurate measurement of impact is not always appropriate or possible.

The Goldilocks Project is an initiative from CEGA and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to help organizations and funders build “right-fit” monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems that balance the need for information on impact with operational data to inform management decisions.

A forthcoming book will cover the main concepts and motivation behind the project, and an online toolkit will help users assess their M&E systems and make improvements as needed.

This July 21st, we are convening NGOs, funders, and researchers to discuss lessons learned from a series of over a dozen case studies, review novel technologies for M&E, and share knowledge about best practices for impact measurement. 

Date and Time

Jul 21, 2015 8:30am — 5:30pm


Washington, DC.

This is a closed workshop. Please email  for instructions.


Innovations for Poverty Action,