This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from Thursday, November 16th as Jennifer Lentfer, Daniela Gusman, and Logan Cochrane led a discussion on “Smart Risks: How small grants are helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.”
What if “helping” was conceived as directly asking, listening to, and responding to what people actually want? How would M&E change?
Three contributors to the new book, Smart Risks: How small grants are helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, shared from this new volume of 30 essays on how responsive grantmaking, focused on grassroots wisdom and close connections, can make a lasting impact in the Global South. This discussion asked critical questions about who defines success, risk mitigation, and the desire for certainty in our sector. To learn more, visit: smartrisks.org.
About the Speakers:
Logan Cochrane is a Vanier scholar at the University of British Columbia and a Professional Development Awardee at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada.