Practices in Measuring the Impacts of CARE Canada
Different kinds of approaches used for impact measurement are many, and
these approaches include:
Participatory approach, different stakeholders are brought on board to
participate hence enhancing ownership and sustainability.
The qualitative approach uses assessment tools that measure qualitative data.
A small team approach is where a small team of consultants from different
disciplines is formed to undertake the impact measurements.
The scientific approach is the one that is preferred by those wishing to generate
quantitative measurements of impact.
Indicators are the qualitative or the quantitative variables or factors that provide
simple means to measure achievements.
For an NGO like CARE Canada, they tend to use a mix of indicators.
The main reason these indicators are collected is for documentation of the
Process and output indicators can be used as an alternative.
According to (Roche, 1999) it is vital to keep a set of indicators at the minimum
of manageable proportions.
He proposed the use of acronym SPICED