Impact Reports

Impact reports provide estimates of the cost-effectiveness of nonprofit programs. They enable donors to find effective nonprofits and identify the impact of their donation.

ImpactMatters collaborates with nonprofits to produce reports. Reports marked Impact Audited have gone through a rigorous process to analyze and rate the quality of evidence behind the estimates.



The following impact audits were conducted under an outdated standard.

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Rural Entrepreneur Access Program

Mission: To move women in drought-prone pastoral communities in arid regions in Africa out of ultra-poverty and to increase their resilience to droughts.

Intervention: BOMA puts ultra-poor women through two years of sequenced interventions (“graduation style”) with a cash transfer to start a business, training, mentoring, and group savings.

Conclusion: BOMA improves the lives of ultra-poor women, increasing increases the resilience of households through increased food security, new income sources and savings.

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Graduation Program

Mission: To increase income for women and vulnerable groups living in extreme poverty.

Intervention: Trickle Up identifies the ultra-poor and delivers a four part program: a productive asset grant to start a business, training, coaching, and a savings group.

Conclusion: Trickle Up improves the lives of women and other vulnerable groups living in ultra-poverty, increasing income, food consumption, and savings.

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Possible Healthcare System

Mission: To build a high-quality, low-cost healthcare system in remote districts in Nepal that integrates government hospitals, clinics, and community health workers.

Intervention: Possible manages government health infrastructure in the districts, implementing a hub and spoke model that provides integrated hospital, clinic, and community healthcare.

Conclusion: Possible improves health outcomes among people who otherwise lack high quality care, and improves health care access and health outcomes for the marginalized.

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Success for All Program

Mission: To develop and disseminate research-proven educational programs to ensure that all students, from all backgrounds, achieve at the highest academic levels.

Intervention: SFAF implements a whole-school reform program, with a new cooperative-learning curriculum as well as staff training and regular monitoring of outcomes and reforms.

Conclusion: SFAF improves literacy for children, from all backgrounds, and very likely improves math achievement as well.