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From: Increasing our impact – Footsteps 50

How to understand the impact we are having and adjust our work accordingly

The following definitions each have an example from a well building programme

Activities What is actually done

Evaluation An assessment, at a specific time, of the effects of a programme

Goals Long-term aims for impact

Impact Long-term and sustainable change resulting from an activity

Indicators Evidence or signs that change has taken place

Quantitative indicators are those which can be measured or counted

Qualitative indicators are those gained by observation and perception

Inputs Physical and human resources used within the programme

Monitoring Continuous process of observation to record, reflect and use information regarding progress

Objectives Results and outcomes the programme is expected to achieve

Outcomes The effect on the original situation due to the programme

Outputs What is produced as a result of completed activities

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