Measuring impact

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Assessing our holistic impact

A look at our impact beyond immediate farmer profit by considering factors that are not easily monetized, but which bring meaningful changes in farmers' lives.

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Farmer resilience white paper

This report outlines the methodology used to measure our program’s impact on farmer resilience and also presents the results from the study conducted across six countries in 2017.

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How Nonprofits Can Drive Healthy Growth Using SROI

This article explores why we believe social return on investment is an underutilized yet surprisingly flexible tool for making strong resource allocation decisions that maximize nonprofit impact.

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Difference in Difference Impact Study

In addition to the randomized control trial (RCT), One Acre Fund uses the Difference-in-Difference (diff-in-diff) statistical technique to verify our everyday measurements. This memo covers our most comprehensive difference-in-difference studies.

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Measuring farm profit

Measuring farm profit is surprisingly complicated. This paper explains the assumptions we make when calculating farm profit, and why.

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Comprehensive Impact Report

This report takes stock of One Acre Fund’s M&E as we complete our first decade of operation, highlighting lessons learned, methods we have refined, and areas for further improvement.

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Spillover Effect Kenya Analysis

This report reviews an analysis One Acre Fund undertook to better understand the extent to which farmers who live in our program areas, but who are not enrolled in the program, still receive some program benefit.

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Getting the Counterfactual Right

In this memo, we share our experience addressing selection bias through experimenting with four different approaches: propensity score matching, randomized control trials, newly enrolled farmers, and difference-in-difference.

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One Acre Fund Impact and M&E Strategy

This strategy memo explains how One Acre Fund uses impact measurement to prioritize the highest impact products, phase out low-impact offerings, and constantly improve the products and services we offer.