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If someone asked you right now “What does your project achieve?” what would you say to them?

It's important to know how your project, or organisation is going to achieve its goal. Once you know what you want to achieve, you'll need to understand how you're going to know if what you're doing is working, so that you can keep track of your work.

To explore how you’re doing, what’s going well and what could be improved, it’s useful to start by asking a few questions:

  • What local need are you trying to meet with your project?
  • What's the problem you’re trying to tackle?
  • Who benefits from what you’re doing?
  • What do you (and others) do that makes a real difference?
  • What is your projects’ specific goals?
  • How will you know if you’ve achieved them?

These questions will help you understand what you'll need to measure to make sure your work is on track.

Download the guide to learn:

  1. What do we mean by impact?
  2. Why it is important to show impact?
  3. How to measure the changes you want to see

You’ll also learn about planning and collecting data, analysing it and how you can use it to measure your impact.

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