Cultivating an Evidence-Based Culture for Social Impact: Key Steps for Non-profit Organizations

On both sides of the Atlantic, GtD’s non-profit organizations are playing a pivotal role in addressing complex social problems, from reducing offending rates to improving school attainment. In my experience they are more agile and flexible than the public sector bureaucracies, taking greater risks to help those in need and being more creative in finding […]
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The Five Golden Rules of Evaluation

“How can we measure and quantify our social impact?” That’s essentially the “exam question” for all evaluation projects. It’s what clients want to know and the question that should be at the fore of all evaluation designs. So, I thought I would share my Five Golden Rules of evaluation in the hope that these will […]
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How machine learning can work with APIs to improve data analyses

Artificial intelligence seems to be everywhere at the moment. ChatGPT features in headlines every day, and Microsoft and Google have both announced that they will be integrating AI in their search engines. Closely related to artificial intelligence is machine learning. Following on from his previous post looking at how APIs can yield new insights into […]
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Maps, Pipes, and Data: How APIs and external data can improve service delivery

By combining and analysing data from various sources, it’s possible to generate novel insights that can improve service delivery and help to improve outcomes. Kasra Aghajani uses data, APIs, and his coding skills to create lightweight but effective applications for Get the Data’s clients. The world is full of exciting and freely available data, some […]
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