PYXERA Global Secures Grant of IBM Technology

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PYXERA Global Secures Grant of IBM Technology

IBM Impact Grant of analytics software will help it design more effective programs to improve society
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Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:10am

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WASHINGTON, December 16, 2016 /3BLMedia/ – PYXERA Global has earned an Impact Grant from IBM for 2017, giving it data analytics technology designed to help organizations make more informed decisions and be more effective.

A recipient of a similar grant in 2016, PYXERA Global plans to continue using IBM's SPSS Statistics software to help it analyze and evaluate the success of individual PYXERA Global programs, as well as its initiatives in the aggregate.  PYXERA Global will continue using the software for rigorous data analyses of its programs that address agriculture, post-harvest loss, and overall impact of the global pro bono practice area in India.

“Measurement and evaluation for programs like ours is very complex, time consuming, and to be honest, very difficult,” said Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global. “With IBM’s SPSS, we have been able to apply more rigorous analytics and ensure a higher validity of data and results.”

“SPSS allows us to deepen our understanding of the data we already have and reveal new meanings,” said Tanya Gapeka, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation. “This software grant really allows us to be thorough with our measurement and evaluation practices.”

Through SPSS, PYXERA Global created a stronger foundation for measurement and evaluation. This provides validity for programs moving forward and, at times, directional guidance. SPSS allows PYXERA Global to reinforce smart growth strategies and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of its organizational programming.

IBM Impact Grants provide consulting expertise and software specifically designed to support educational and not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to serve our communities. The diversity of these grants allows IBM to deliver services and technology that meet the ever changing needs of the not-for-profit sector. For more information on IBM Impact Grants, please visit ibm.com/ibm/responsibility 

About PYXERA Global
@PYXERAGlobal

Join Solving the Solvable: PYXERA Global Engagement Forum Live on April 4-5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. to connect with leaders focusing on key solvable problems within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).

For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

Contact: Katie Levey
Director of Media Relations, PYXERA Global
klevey@pyxeraglobal.org
917.593.1989

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | IBM | IBM SPSS | Measurement and Evaluation | PYXERA Global | grant

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