Measurement is about more than just accountability. When impact metrics are integrated with financial and operational metrics they can help organizations develop better products and services, make better investment decisions, and become more efficient in achieving impact. And when evaluations support a collective learning agenda rather just a single project, they build knowledge for the entire sector. Since 2009, ANDE has regularly hosted its Metrics from the Ground Up conference, featuring discussion topics and conference themes from emerging measurement practices among our members.
In 2022, ANDE is excited to host its first in-person Metrics from the Ground Up conference in 3 years. With support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing (TPF), the conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on November 21-22, 2022.
Sample agendas from past conferences can be found below:
- 2018 Conference – Washington D.C., United States
- 2018 Conference – Nairobi, Kenya
- 2019 Conference – Merida, Mexico
Similar to the Annual Conference, ANDE’s Metrics from the Ground Up conference sources session submissions from the broader ecosystem. Both ANDE members and non-members are invited to submit session ideas. The deadline for submitting session ideas is Monday, October 10, 2022.
In general, the Metrics Conference has two types of sessions:
- Workshops: Workshops are longer sessions that are aimed at growing a certain skill in the participants. They are practical and have a high degree of interactivity with participants. Past workshops have included sessions on integrating gender lens in measurement or an introduction to a new type of metrics framework. Workshops are typically 1.5 hours long.
- Breakout sessions: Breakout sessions are smaller group sessions across a wide variety of topics. They can include a presentation or discussion of new tools or frameworks. Past breakout sessions have included presentations on measuring impact in agriculture, using new poverty measurement techniques, or how impact investors can validate their data. Breakout sessions are typically 1 hour long.
If you are interested in submitting a session idea, please do so down below:
- Both ANDE members and non-members are encouraged to submit session ideas. You do not need to be an ANDE member to submit a session idea or attend the conference.
- If your session idea is accepted, you will mainly oversee leading the session and putting together the content. ANDE staff will assist with logistical needs and will also review content and presentations prior to the conference.
- Sessions should be focused on impact measurement and management (IMM), metrics, or monitoring and evaluation topics. ANDE especially welcomes sessions focused on its key focus areas – gender, climate/environmental action, and decent work/economic growth.
- We will not accept session proposals that are not focused on IMM/monitoring and evaluation. Sessions that are business proposals or sales pitches will also not be accepted.
- Multiple organizations can lead a session – ANDE encourages organizations to collaborate where possible. When submitting your session idea, please disclose if you are working with other organizations to present your session.
- The conference venue will provide necessary logistical support, such as projectors or other A/V equipment.
ANDE members and non-members are welcome to attend the Metrics from the Ground Up Conference. The conference fee is inclusive of all conference programming, refreshments, and lunch. Conference fees are not inclusive of hotel lodging, other meals outside the conference, airfare, or transportation in Bangkok.
Early bird special, members: USD $100
Early bird special, nonmembers: USD $275
Early bird registration closes on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Members: USD $150
Non-members: USD $325
Registration closes on Monday, November 14, 2022.
The registration link to the 2022 Metrics from the Ground Up Conference can be found under the main title of this event page.
Hotel and conference information
Hotel Information: Enjoy discounted rates when you book your stay with our partner hotels.
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Ploenchit
- Centre Point Hotel Chidlom
- Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Bangkok
- Evergreen Place Siam by UHG
- The Quarter Phloen Chit by UHG
If you are interested in booking a hotel with us, please contact Ploy.
Planning your Trip : Please have a look at this link to find out more about travelling to Thailand, the public transport system in Bangkok and top tourist attractions in Thailand.
Sponsor the conference
Sponsoring the Metrics Conference is a great way to support and grow impact measurement and management practice among the SGB support ecosystem. Attendees to the conference, please contact Flora Bracco with any questions.
Special Note Concerning COVID-19
The Aspen Institute is monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and situation very carefully. Should we decide to cancel this event due to safety concerns of attendees and staff, all attendees will receive a full refund. We encourage attendees to book flexible or refundable travel given the continued uncertainty created by the global pandemic.
Aspen Institute COVID-19 Health & Safety Advisory
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