‘The Evolution of Collective Impact’ is part of a webinar series which DME for Peace are hosting. DME for Peace is a global community of practitioners, evaluators, donors, and academics who share best and emerging practices on how to design, monitor, and evaluate peacebuilding programs. Through greater collaboration and transparency we hope to increase the effectiveness of the peacebuilding field.
Since it was first presented in an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011, the collective impact approach has quickly gained adherents among governments, foundations, and other donors who see it as a coherent framework to achieve large-scale social change through multi-sectoral collaboration. In the years since collective impact was first introduced, practitioners have tested the approach in a variety of contexts, allowing for a more critical assessment of collective impact’s strengths and limitations.
In this webinar, Michael Sayre from Search for Common Ground will briefly review the evolution of collective impact, present lessons learned from evaluating a collective impact approach in a developing country context, and share examples of additional collaborative models.