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Thursday, February 23 • 11:30 - 12:30
How Unlocking Administrative Data Will Improve Evaluation and Enable Social Finance

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In other countries, new data partnerships are enabling more effective evaluation of social programs through the collection and sharing of government administrative data. These innovative approaches also have the potential to enable social finance, especially social impact bonds. This panel will discuss both international and emerging domestic projects that are currently unlocking this data. It will also suggest directions forward.

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Allyson Hewitt

Senior Fellow, JW McConnell Family Foundation
Allyson has assisted hundreds of social ventures to become economically sustainable and increase their social impact. She has developed and helps lead the social innovation programs at MaRS which includes Social Innovation Generation (SiG); the social finance programs of the Centre for Impact Investing; the MaRS Solutions Labs, designed to tackle complex challenges; and Studio Y, which supports youth to lead in the innovation economy. She... Read More →

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Robyn Blackadar

President & CEO, PolicyWise
Robyn has over 20 years of experience in Alberta’s social and health system focusing on policy development and analysis, quality improvement, knowledge mobilization, and data system innovation. Appointed in September 2012 as President and CEO, Robyn is responsible for strategic and operational leadership of PolicyWise for Children & Families.  Robyn oversees PolicyWise’ generation and mobilization of evidence for child and... Read More →
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Tris Lumley

Director of Development, New Philanthropy Capital
Tris leads NPC's development of new strategies, partnerships and initiatives to help transform the social sector to focus on and deliver greater impact, working with partners both in the UK and internationally. All of this is fundamentally based on collective action, as the challenges we face require systems change, not organisational success. Tris helped initiate the Inspiring Impact programme which aims to embed good impact practice across... Read More →
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Anne White

Senior Policy Advisor, Privy Council Office
Anne White is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Privy Council Office and until recently was a Government Innovation Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Government Performance Lab.  She has led the development of Social Impact Bonds, Pay for Success contracting, and data-driven procurement in the US and helped support the Province of Ontario on their endeavour.  Previously, she was a researcher on government... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 11:30 - 12:30