LabODD News

Outcomes Management for Financial Service Providers: A proposed standard framework aligned with the SDGs


A collaborative project involving the e-MFP Investors Action Group and SPTF’s Outcomes Working Group to explore innovative approaches for investors on measuring and reporting outcomes using the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. March 2022.


LabODD Meeting #6

On March 3rd, 2022.


  • Inclusive Finance: summary of client surveys and next steps in 2022
  • Energy Access: review of codev workshop with ADA and Enda Tamweel
  • Agriculture: the “Agri Scoring Tool” to measure the responsible approach in agriculture, and how we can test it – With IISD
  • Gender: we launch a working group and schedule next exchanges

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The year in review


During 2020 and 2021, the work of CERISE and the LabODD focused on inclusive finance, access to energy and agriculture sectors, and on the Gender approach. Learn more in our 18-month review.


Key Resources related to the SDGs
Concrete & operational tools and resources for investors and social entrepreneurs to measure their contribution to the SDGs.

Contents: existing principles & standards, data collection and reporting tools, case studies, good practices and literature review.

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Version 2.0 updated in January 2022

2022 Calendar

LabODD’s main steps in 2022.

LabODD Energy Group Publication


Between May and July 2021, the Energy Group conducted four workshops around a crucial question: is it possible to align with a common framework for measuring outcomes in a sector as diverse as energy access? CERISE publishes an article that presents the main conclusions after these workshops


LabODD Meeting #4 – September 21st, 2021

Fourth LabODD virtual meeting on September 21st, 2021. This session was hosted in French.

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Workshop #4 LabODD Energy Group

The “lean data” approach

Thursday 1st of July, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm CEST

To get familiar with the “lean data” approach, share experiences, discuss the advantages and limitations of this approach, and the use of tools developed by 60 Decibels (i.e. 60dB Impact Index).

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Workshop #3 LabODD Energy Group

Existing data and how to use them

Thursday 17th of June at 2:30 pm CEST

To identify what data is already collected in the filed by energy access social businesses, and exchange on how this data can be used, with a focus on proxies and formula (i.e. GOGLA).

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Workshop #2 LabODD Energy Group

Needs and expectations of different stakeholders

Thursday 27th of May at 2:30 pm CEST

To identify, understand, compare and reconcile the expectations of energy access social businesses, impact investors, donors and other stakeholders in terms of outcome measurement. In French and English. The workshop we take 2 hours.

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Workshop #1 LabODD Energy Group

Theories of change and SDG framework

Tuesday 11th of May, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm CEST

A workshop to challenge and refine the theories of change that we use in the energy access sector, and connect them with the SDGs. An opportunity for exchanging among peers and working together on a common framework for outcome measurement.

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Agenda of LabODD Energy Group


4 workshops will be held between May and July 2021, to share experiences and work on defining a common framework of outcome measurement.


LabODD Energy Group Kick-Off Meeting


We launched the Energy Group within LabODD on March 25th, 2021, on Zoom.

Energy Group Description

LabODD Meeting#3 – March 18th, 2021

Third LabODD virtual meeting on March 18th, 2021. This session was hosted in French and English! To foster discussion and sharing between members.

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LabODD Meeting#2 – November 2020

LabODD second meeting in November 2020, during two sessions : in English on November 18th, besides the European Microfinance Week, and in French on November 24th.

Introduction to MetODD-SDG – November 2020


Webinar to discover MetODD-SDG, the only list of indicators at the microeconomic level geared to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Targets. Practical and educational, MetODD-SDG is suitable for any type of actor with a positive social impact intent.

LabODD next steps – October-November 2020


Following the kick-off meeting, here are the next steps for LabODD members:

  • CERISE’s Social Business Working Group officially becomes LabODD!
  • End of October: CERISE sends the questionnaire on the state of practices to LabODD members.
  • November 5th, 2:30 pm (CET/Paris time): introductory session on MetODD-SDG! The information will be disseminated upstream, all participants interested in the tool are welcome! You can register here for the training.
  • End of November: CERISE is working on identifying key resources related to the SDGs. A progress update will be presented at the next LabODD meeting, and members are encouraged to share their research and resources by then.

Next virtual meeting on November 18th, 11 am (CET/Paris time)

In coordination with e-MFP Investors Action Group, besides the European Microfinance Week, also virtual this year. The meeting will be in English.

A meeting in French will be held on November 24th, 2:30 pm (CET/Paris time).

Stay tuned!

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