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Assessing our performance

For us, success is achieving positive long-term change in the lives of people living in poverty. This means increasing the number of people who are empowered to control their lives and achieve their human rights.

To achieve this, we constantly evaluate the impact of our work, so that we learn from what we do, do it better, and reach more people in need. Our Development Effectiveness team is dedicated to this task, gathering and assessing evidence and learning to ensure that in all areas of our work we are doing the best we can.

By monitoring and evaluating our development programs, advocacy initiatives and campaigns, we are also able to verify that we are observing the codes of conduct and standards that guide our work.

As an organisation, we are committed to transparency and honesty about our performance. In addition to publicising our plans and evaluations, we invite feedback and complaints about our performance from all stakeholders. Please feel free to contact us.

An important aspect of this is empowering our local partner organisations and the poor communities with which we work to hold us to account for our performance and the commitments we make to them.

Through these processes we are also held accountable for the money entrusted to us by our donors.