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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 BDSR, 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 analysis is coded with a causal map to provide a clear picture of the impact of the programme.

Two of the QuIP studies that Tearfund has commissioned and published were to identify how church and community mobilisation (CCM) has impacted the lives, livelihoods and well-being of intended beneficiaries in Uganda and Sierra Leone.


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:

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Upcoming QuIP studies

Further QuIP studies in Bolivia and Nepal are planned.

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