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Measuring your impact

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Evidence the difference you make. Learn about the different tools and techniques available, and how to choose an approach for your organisation.

Decide what to measure

Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework helps clarify the information you need to evidence your story of change and describe your impact.

Read about monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

Choosing your collection methods

Choosing appropriate methods will help you collect good quality, useful data about the difference you’re making. Find out how to choose methods that will work in your context.


Interviews are often used to gain an in-depth understanding of a topic. Read more about the different types of interview you could run.

Focus groups

For deeper analysis you could choose to consult with a face-to-face or online focus group. Read about when focus groups are useful and how to set them up.


Questionnaires are one of the most common methods for collecting quantitative (and sometimes qualitative) data. Find out how to write effective questionnaires.

Participatory methods

Participatory methods can provide an important source of qualitative information that can often not be accessed by other means. Read more about the different methods available.

Secondary data

Data that has already been collected by other people, such as government statistics or data found in research documents, may provide useful information for your evaluation. Read about what to consider when using secondary data.

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