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The International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO) peer learning group is about building shared culture and standards around data in social outcome-based projects. The group meets quarterly and is a forum for civic tech enthusiasts, policy-makers and other actors in cross-sector partnerships for social outcomes to work together towards better data for better social outcomes. The sessions are run by Eleanor Carter, GO Lab Research Director, and Ruairi Macdonald, GO Lab Research Associate. Read more about the INDIGO initiative here. Also check out the INDIGO Hack-and-Learn we are supporting at the GO Lab Social Outcomes Conference 2020.

Interested? To join the mailing list and register to our quarterly online meetings, please email indigo@bsg.ox.ac.uk.

Aims of our group

  • Helping policy makers to describe their data needs and ambitions around outcome-based projects. 
  • Sharing data about social outcome-based contracts, grants, and other cross-sector partnerships around the world.  
  • Encouraging the formation of a community around the use of data for social outcomes.  
  • Discussing the availability of data and the harmonisation of data standards for the sector.  

Upcoming quarterly online meetings

Our sixth INDIGO quarterly online meeting will take place on Thursday 4 November.

In this session, our INDIGO team and academic partners will present the new Hack and Learn Technical and Learning report and reflect on key insights and experiences from this summer's Hack and Learn event.

Past quarterly online meetings

Our fifth INDIGO quarterly online meeting took place on Thursday 29 July at 3pm BST.

In this session, our INDIGO team and academic partners presented the new Impact Bonds Insights report, INDIGO's new network animation and our upcoming Hack and Learn event. The session then focussed on data needs in smaller organisations, such as charities, foundations or voluntary organisations.

To join the mailing list and register to our quarterly online meetings, please email indigo@bsg.ox.ac.uk.

Session recording

Our fourth INDIGO quarterly online meeting took place on Thursday 22 April, 2021.

In this session, our INDIGO team and academic partners presented the new Technical and Learning report, co-produced as part of our Hack and Learn event. With our partners, we collated the lessons learnt from the sessions to make sense of and use data on organisations, outcomes, public procurement, and social investment in impact bonds and other types of cross sector partnerships. The session therefore also served to conclude our Hack and Learn event. The session therefore also served to provide the latest updates and plans for our Impact Bond Dataset.

Session recording

Our third INDIGO quarterly online meeting took place on Thursday 21st of January, 2021 at 15:00 (London). 

This session included:

  • Impact Bond Dataset V2 – feedback on improvements and how to update your projects, organisation, and outcome (payment) fund data.
  • Learning around data on financial and technical assistance provided by a social investor, Big Issue Invest (BII).
  • Plans for a Hack-and-Learn in February-March 2021.
  • And more! 

To join the mailing list and register to our quarterly online meetings, please email indigo@bsg.ox.ac.uk.

Our second INDIGO quarterly online meeting took place on Thursday 24th of September, 2020 at 14:00 (London). 

  • We discussed Coder and Policy-maker Reflections from the INDIGO Hack-and-Learn 2020. (The INDIGO Hack-and-Learn 2020 was part of the GO Lab Social Outcomes Conference 2020 which took place on 1 - 4, September 2020.)

Our first INDIGO quarterly online meeting took place on Thursday 25th of June, 2020 at 15:00 (London). We discussed INDIGO Aspirations and What Success Looks Like. 

  • Facilitator: Eleanor Carter (University of Oxford). 
  • Discussants included: Chloe Tye (Big Issue Invest), Claudia Coppenolle (Imp+Act Alliance), Cori Zarek (Georgetown University), Oscar Hernández (Open Contracting Partnership), Inga Afanasieva (World Bank) and Ruben Koekoek (Social Finance NL). 
  • See our draft theory of change (logic model) and draft use cases here for discussion and improvement in this peer learning session.
  • Watch the full video of our meeting below.
Full video of our first Quarterly Online Meeting

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