How do you define impact?
When we measure results we distinguish between output, outcome and sustainable impact according to our own definitions.
Outputs are quantified results from our own activities and we have full control over the output (workshops, coaching, practical strategies, surveys, business loans, etc.).
Outcomes are initiatives taken by our partners as a result of our activities (financially sustainable laboratories, profitable businesses, loans and training offered to under-served communities, integration of stigmatized populations etc.).
Sustainable impact is activities that have become sustainable over time and do not require HR&S backup any longer (sustainable and profitable social enterprises and laboratories, sustainable academic curricula that ensure scientific findings and publications, etc.). The Sustainable impact is measured at the time of closing the programme and, if possible, also after one, two, five, and ten years.