AVPN APF Seminar Series: Data for Inclusive Growth: How Policymakers and Social Investors Achieve Evidence-based Social Impact

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)



Date & time

30 October 2017



30 October 2017


About this event


Increasingly, data and evidence play a critical role in the social economy. For successful adoptions of evidence-based policymaking and investment, there needs to be considered thinking about the role of data and evidence in practitioners’ decision-making and policy-making process.

Drawing on the Singaporean and regional perspective, this dialogue seeks to explore ways in which data can be better leveraged to inform policymakers and social investors, and foster inclusive growth.

Questions to be addressed

  1. What are the challenges to (or unknowns about) inclusive growth in Singapore/Asia that data can help us resolve?
  2. What are some of the evidence-based approaches that different actors are using to address challenges?
  3. How can governments, social purpose organisations, companies, impact investors and foundations work together to build an evidence-based social and impact investment ecosystem?
  4. What are the likely future trends and implications in evidence-based social investment policy and practices?
This is by-invitation event. Please contact policy@avpn.asia for any further queries.


Dr. Tan Ern Ser
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology,
National University of Singapore
Dr. Daiana Beitler
Regional Director,
Microsoft Philanthropies in Asia, Microsoft
Rudy Gobbel
National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty
Reduction (TNP2K), Indonesia
Rashika Ranchan
Head (Special Projects),
Grant Management Division, Tote Board
Chew Hui Qin
Assistant Director, Standards & Impact,
Service Planning & Development Group,
National Council of Social Service

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