FHI 360 is launching a major initiative in New York City during CGI’s Annual Meeting through a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. This investment will help FHI 360 and its partners explore the benefits and challenges of integrated programing. We will study whether and how integrated programs produce an amplified impact, and if so, to what degree these approaches are cost-efficient and sustainable.
In a video message, CEO Patrick Fine called the commitment an unprecedented opportunity for FHI 360 and its partners to collectively reflect on what the development community is doing well and how we can leverage resources to build a better, safer and more prosperous world for all.
The commitment of over US$4 million, funded by the FHI Foundation, will:
- Develop a framework and a suite of tools to facilitate better decision making on what, how and when to integrate approaches
- Invest in demonstration projects that will contribute to the body of knowledge around what does and does not work in integrated development
- Support the establishment of a global Community of Practice to ensure that those working on integrated development are able to apply lessons and share insights, tools, strategies, approaches and other information
- Convene stakeholders to develop a common research agenda that contributes to the body of evidence that shows what works and what does not
- Design an evaluation strategy that includes new metrics for how to measure the impact of integrated approaches
Read the press release.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes leaders to turn ideas into action. CGI Commitments to Action represent bold new ways that CGI members address global challenges—implemented through new methods of partnership and designed to maximize impact. Commitments can be small or large, global or local. No matter the size or scope, commitments help CGI members translate practical goals into meaningful and measurable results.