Assessing impact

It is important to assess the impact of community capacity building activity.

This can mean looking at things like: the difference that it has made; what has worked best and what has not worked well; how this compares with other approaches; value for money.

The principles of monitoring and assessing impact

The key principles in measuring your activity are self-assessment, community involvement and continuous assessment.

Involving communities in assessment

Assessment of community capacity building activity should be led by communities.

Using your findings

The most important aspect of assessing the impact of capacity building activity is actually using your findings – and building these into your future activity.

Developing an assessment framework

Deciding what and how to measure, plus assessing the impact on different groups.

Gathering evidence

Advice on some different ways of gathering evidence to evaluate the success of your community capacity building activities.

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