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Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QuIP) is an evaluation methodology to measure qualitative impact in a robust, credible and unbiased manner.

Developed by the University of Bath, and curated by Bath Social and Development Research, the QuIP uses ‘blindfolded’ interviews and focus groups to hear from individuals about what they believe has caused change in their lives, without revealing what programme is being evaluated. The methodology measures qualitative impact in a robust, credible and unbiased manner. All references to CCT made during the research by participants were unprompted, shared as they told their stories of change. The analysis is coded with the online research tool Causal Map to provide a clear picture of the impact of the programme. 

Tearfund has so far commissioned and published four studies: in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Bolivia and Nepal. These identify how church and community mobilisation (CCM) has impacted the lives, livelihoods and wellbeing of the communities that we or our partners work with in those countries. 

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CCM is having a positive impact on the livelihoods, relationships, spiritual life and well-being of intended beneficiaries at the household level in Uganda. The study finds that:

Sierra Leone

The QuIP study provides clear evidence that the church and community mobilisation process (CCMP) is having a positive impact on individuals and communities in the country. The study finds that:


The QuIP study provides clear evidence that the evangelical church’s engagement in holistic ministry (CCM, awareness-raising, projects and teaching) is having a positive impact on individuals and communities. The study finds that:


This QuIP study demonstrates the way in which Sangasangai (CCT) is promoting an outward looking and active church which is having many positive impacts on the wider community. Particularly, the study provides clear evidence that:

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