Posts in Impact Audit
Development Media International

Approximately $1,700 per child life saved

Child Survival Program

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

D.M.I. designs, develops and runs media campaigns that provide repeated exposure to information on how to improve child health.

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D-Rev

Approximately $600 per DALY averted

Newborn Health Program and Mobility Program

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

D-Rev designs, develops, licenses and distributes affordable medical devices that meet the needs of low-resource health facilities, including a phototherapy device for neonatal jaundice and a prosthetic knee.

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Living Goods

$5,000 averts the death of one child.

Community Health Workers Program

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Living Goods trains women from local communities in Uganda to diagnose and treat malnutrition, infection and many common and life-threatening illnesses.

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Opportunity Junction

$1 increases earnings by $24

Career Counseling and Placement Assistance Program

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

C.C.P.A. offers participants one-on-one career counseling; case management; weekly workshops on the job application process and workplace expectations, conducted in a group setting; and job placement.

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Opportunity Junction

$1 increases earnings by $3 over five years

Career Counseling and Placement Assistance Program

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A job training program that consists of: Computer and life skills training necessary for administrative positions; a paid internship; case management and counseling; job placement; and ongoing career services for alumni.

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Samasource

$0.64 in additional earnings per $1 spent

Impact Sourcing

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Samasource provides poor unemployed youth with formal sector, digital microwork jobs. Workers receive support services, training, experience and pay that meets a wage standard.

At the time of the impact audit, the Impact Sourcing program relied on funding from donors. However, Samasource has since transitioned to an earned revenue model whereby it is able to cover the cost of its Impact Sourcing program with the revenues generated by selling the microwork services to other companies. As a result of this shift, philanthropic dollars are no longer needed to sustain the program. This means that the original benefit/cost ratio (0.64:1), which reflects social benefits per philanthropic dollar, no longer applies to the Impact Sourcing program.

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TechnoServe

$1 increases net revenue for a smallholder farmer by $34

Coffee Initiative II

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A program with two components: (1) two years of training for coffee farmers on improved coffee and maize agronomy; and (2) technical assistance and help obtaining loans for coffee cooperatives.

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TechnoServe

$1 increases net revenue for a small and growing business by $31

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

A business accelerator program that provides two to three months of classroom training and seven months of consulting to S.G.B.s.

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TechnoServe

$1 increases net revenue by $7 and productivity by 25 percent.

Mejoramiento Agrícola Sostenible

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

MAS trained bean and coffee farmers on agricultural and management practices and increased access to improved seed, financial services and market information.

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TechnoServe

$1 in profit per $1 spent

Women Mean Business

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Women Mean Business was a 16-month program for small and medium enterprises with three components: (1) training on essential business skills; (2) coaching to develop a business plan; and (3) mentorship from a more experienced businessperson.

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Village Enterprise

$1.60 in combined consumption and assets per $1 spent

Microenterprise Program

Impact Audited

Quality of Evidence: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Village Enterprise delivers a yearlong, four-part program to the extreme poor: cash to start a business, training, mentoring and a savings group.

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