Abbreviations and acronyms

AFE

Association of Family and Corporate Foundations

AVPA

African Venture Philanthropy Association

AVPN

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

BE2

Building Evidence in Education

BMGF

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BRAC

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CEPI

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

CGAP

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

CIFF

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

CLO

Chief Learning Officer

CNY

Chinese Yuan Renminbi (currency of the People’s Republic of China)

COP21

21st Conference of the Parties (2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris)

CPI

Consumer price index

CRS

OECD’s Creditor Reporting System

CSR

Corporate social responsibility

DAC

OECD Development Assistance Committee

Dafne

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe

DCD

OECD Development Co-operation Directorate

DEV

OECD Development Centre

DIME

Development Impact Evaluation

EdTech

Education technology

EFC

European Foundation Centre

ESG

Environmental, social and governance

ETFs

Exchange traded funds

EU

European Union

EVPA

European Venture Philanthropy Association

FDI

Foreign direct investment

FI

Financial instrument

GEI

Global Evaluation Initiative

GIIN

Global Impact Investing Network

HRDN

Human Rights and Democracy Network

IATI

International Aid Transparency Initiative

IMM

Impact Measurement and Management

IPPI

International Policies and Politics Initiative

IRS

Internal Revenue Service (of the United States)

IS-FSD

Impact Standards for Financing Sustainable Development

i2i

Impact Evaluation to Development Impact

KIX

Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange

M&E

Monitoring and evaluation

MEL

Monitoring, evaluation, and learning

MfSDR

Managing for Sustainable Development Results

MRI

Mission-related investments

NCDs

Non-communicable diseases

netFWD

OECD Network of Foundations Working for Development

NGO

Non-governmental organisation

NONIE

Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation

Norad

Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation

NPO

Non-profit organisations

ODA

Official development assistance

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OSF

Open Society Foundations

PAWHR

Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights

PIRLS

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

PISA

OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment

PISA-D

OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment for Development

PBO

Public benefit organisation

R&D

Research and development

RBM

Result-based management

R3 Coalition

Response, Recovery, and Resilience Investment Coalition

RWJF

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SFSD

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development

SII

Social impact investing

SLE

Strategic learning and evaluation

SLM

Strategic Learning Manager

STD

Sexually transmitted disease

TALIS

OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey

THK

Tri Hita Karana

3ie

International initiative for impact evaluation

TIMSS

Trends in Mathematics and Science Study

TV

Television

UBI

Universal basic income

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNPRI

United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

UK

United Kingdom

US

United States of America

USD

United States dollar

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

WDF

World Diabetes Foundation

WFP

World Food Programme

WHO

World Health Organization

WINGS

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

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