• Description

This conference paper, by Gian Paolo Barbetta, deals with the issue of "philanthropy" and "impact evaluation".  It aims to understand whether foundations should invest in estimating the impact of their actions (programs, initiatives, grants, etc.) on final recipients; as well as to address the complexities of the issue.The section 2 of the paper deals more specifically with the mission of foundations; The section 3 relates a foundation's mission with impact estimates; The section 4 reflects on how impact could be assessed; and the section 5 draws some conclusions.

A list of bibliographical references is included.