Impact studies library
At One Acre Fund, we care deeply about measuring and understanding the impact of program participation on farmers' lives. We think of impact as our "North Star", and rigorous measurement is the only way to know if we are heading in the right direction.
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.
2015 Country Specific Impact Report
This report provides a detailed breakdown of One Acre Fund's 2015 program impact by country.
Measuring Social Return on Investment Before You Invest
Using a social return on investment framework, organizations can estimate the future impact, cost, and scale of programs before they begin, and allocate resources for greater impact.
Quality of Life Study in Kenya and Rwanda: Baseline Report
This reports sets the baseline for a longitudinal study we began in 2015 looking at the impacts of One Acre Fund program participation among our clients.
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.
When Less Impact Per Client = Greater Social Good
Why mission-driven organizations need a more nuanced understanding of why and how impact may fluctuate over time.
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.
2014 Country Specific Impact Report
This report provides a detailed breakdown of One Acre Fund's 2014 program impact by country.
Busia 2014 RCT summary
Summary of results from our maize yields study in Busia district, Kenya, 2014
Busia 2014 RCT results
Results of our maize yields study in Busia district, Kenya, 2014
Solar lights RCT summary
Summary of findings for study estimating the level of cost savings from purchasing solar lamps in Kenya and Rwanda.
Chwele 2009 RCT summary
Summary of results for our maize yields study in Chwele district, Kenya, 2009