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Edward Jackson

Honorary Associate

Edward Jackson is Honorary Associate affiliated with the Business, Markets and the State research cluster. His current research interests include youth employment, impact investing and innovative finance and their evaluation, social enterprise, local governance, and community-university partnerships.

A former faculty member in public policy, international affairs and African studies, and associate dean, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Professor Jackson has also served as a management consultant and program evaluator to development agencies, foundations, governments, NGOs and universities in 50 countries on all continents, with a special focus on West and Southern Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

His recent publications include a report on youth employment in Africa for the MasterCard Foundation, a series of working papers on evaluating impact investing for the Rockefeller Foundation, and an evaluation of the governance programs of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, all co-written with colleagues. He is also co-editor, with four other colleagues, of Knowledge, Democracy and Action: Community-University Research Partnerships in Global Perspectives (Manchester University Press, 2013).

Ted Jackson has earned honours and awards for his leadership and innovation in program evaluation, community development, development management, graduate teaching, and community-campus engagement. He holds Ed.D and M.Ed degrees in adult education from the University of Toronto and a BA (Hons) in psychology from the University of Western Ontario.

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Time to share the costs of participation in impact investing

Earlier blogs in this series have addressed how the long-term success and sustainability of impact investing can be strengthened though increased participation and voice of investee enterprises, their employers, suppliers and consumers. However, these groups face costs that constrain their...

9 October 2018

Edward Jackson’s recent work