A Guide to Effective Impact Assessment



Author: Martina Mettgenberg-Lemiere

Recognising the need to help organisations to assess impact, this guide takes the reader through how to structure their organizations approach to Impact Assessment (IA). The guide provides a jargon free overview of the most used IA reports, tools and is suitable for everyone, from novices to seasoned social funders from grant makers and venture philanthropists over impact investing fund managers, wealth management and CSR professionals to giving circles.

Report Highlights:

The guide builds on an understanding of common hurdles combined with in-depth knowledge of theory and practice of IA and then leads organizations in five parts through the IA process:

  • Get started – apply the Theory of Change and Logic Model
  • Dimensions of Impact Assessment – Time and budget requirements, standardisation versus customisation, qualitative and quantitative indicators, comparison and aggregation
  • Learn from existing frameworks – indicator selection and performance management
  • Implementation – convincing grantees, handling technology, interpreting results
  • Presentation – communicating results effectively

The guide includes key takeaways in each section and a 36 point checklist to lead organizations through developing, implementing and reporting Impact Assessments. It also includes further resources categorised into ‘overview reports’ for more information, ‘cases’ for specific examples and ‘tools or practical guidance’ for helping readers to act.

Features 13 organisations in one-page portraits covering design, implementation and presentation:

For feedback or questions contact us on [email protected]
For more on Impact Assessment


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

Did you enjoy reading this?

You might also be interested in


System Change in Philanthropy for Development: A Research Framework for Global Growth Markets


Effective Social Incubation


Collaborative Philanthropy in Asia