Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO)

A set of harmonised metrics developed by subject matter experts and impact management practitioners, that have been agreed upon by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and other private sector partners.

In March 2021, HIPSO together with IRIS+ have published the Joint Impact Indicators, a harmonised set of basic indicators that are available for the impact investment community at large. Further harmonisation work continues: work is underway to map various investor metric sets and corporate disclosure standards, with a view to achieving global consistency. E.g. IRIS+-GRI, B Lab-GRI, HIPSO-IRIS+.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Select from a catalogue of metrics specifically designed for Development Finance Institutions.

Multilateral Development Banks’ Harmonized Framework For Additionality In Private Sector Operations

Last updated: 2018

Guidance summarises Multilateral Development Banks’ approach to the topic of investor contribution (which they term “additionality”).

Use this resource to:

  • Understand the common approaches to additionality, which allows for multilateral development banks to substantiate additionality in projects.