Our work takes place at the grassroots level, but when people can support themselves, the circumstances for individuals and whole communities are improved. Children attend school, health status increases, gender equality increases, and the resilience to external shocks are strengthened.
An enhanced self-image also lays the foundation for individuals to demand democracy and their rights in contact with local, regional, and national decision-makers. Our impact report details the value of what we do.
A number of key performance indicators are used to measure our work in the field. Data are collected by local staff in our respective programme countries and registered in databases. Once a month, we report results achieved on our web page.
The creation of several million jobs in our programme countries demonstrates that our programmes make a difference. In order to continually develop and improve our programmes, we need insight into which results are sustainable in the long term and the types of changes we contribute to. How are individuals, families, and entire communities affected? What are the social and environmental impacts? What is the impact on gender equality?
We work continually on developing methods to assess our impacts and improve our analysis and evaluation capacity through monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and internal learning. We do this in close co-operation with our partner organisations, paying due consideration to every country’s unique context as well as its specific challenges and preconditions.