One Acre Fund Impact and M&E Strategy

Impact study
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.
By Matthew Forti

Impact is our North Star.

In everything that we do, we seek to generate positive impact in the lives of farmers. It is therefore critically important we measure.

We are imperfect at measurement. But in late 2013, we began overhauling our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes in an effort to increase rigor and transparency. This memo is a brief overview of our approach to measuring our impact.