Category: Impact Evaluation

What do we mean by ‘impact’? Our response to Simon Hearn’s blog

What do we mean by ‘impact’? Our response to Simon Hearn’s blog We read Simon Hearn’s blog entitled ‘What do we mean by impact’? with interest. It was posted on the Research to Action website in February 2016. You can read the original article here. Simon outlined an interesting problem, namely the confusion and ambiguity that exists within the international development community about what is meant by the term ‘impact’. Below we outline our response

Impact Evaluation – Does It Matter To You?

Impact Evaluation – Does it matter to you? Charities and social enterprises make a valuable contribution to society. They exist to improve people’s lives by implementing solutions to problems within communities and/or society as a whole. They aim to ‘make a difference’ via the implementation of work resulting from their change programmes and projects.  By programme we mean a series of inter-related projects to meet a strategic goal. Projects are more discrete, often designed to