Impact
Indicators

Since 2007 Avina has used a results-oriented evaluation system to measure the impact of its work.

We consider results to be verifiable changes that contribute to sustainable development and stem from processes in which our allies are involved, with support from Avina through services, direct involvement, or financing.

Along with our allies, in 2015 we contributed to 87 concrete changes in Latin America. At least 18 of these changes each impacted at least one million people (Level 1 Results), exceeding our target for this level.

Avina’s strategy for 2013-2017 focuses on achieving broad-scale impact to transform the lives of millions of Latin Americans. Due to this focus, Avina's teams strive to achieve Level 1 Results because they reflect changes on the broadest scale. The target set for 2014 was exceeded by 29%.

We did not meet our target for Level 2 Results, but we exceeded our target for Level 3 results. Overall, we exceeded the target for the total number of results expected for 2014. Given that the organization is in the second year of its five-year strategic plan, these indicators demonstrate that we are on the path to truly impacting Latin American society.

We are also pleased to say we exceeded the target for Process Results by a wide margin.




Classification of Results


  • Results: Verifiable changes in society as a whole or in a segment of society, as reflected in the adoption of public policies, the creation of networks for peer education and replication of models, improvements in the market ecosystem, changes in the balance of power, the implementation of innovative technological or social solutions, improvements in quality of life for people, and the conservation of natural resources.
  • Level 1 Results: Results that impact one million people or more, with a high- or mid-level contribution from Avina.
  • Level 2 Results: Results that impact between 100,000 and one million people, with a high- or mid-level contribution from Avina; or results that impact one million people or more, but with a low-level contribution from Avina.
  • Level 3 Results: Results that impact between 100,000 and one million people, with a low-level contribution from Avina; or results that impact fewer than 100,000 people, no matter the level of Avina's contribution.
  • Process Results: Outcomes that are important steps that will lead to Level 1-3 Results in the future.

Level 1 Results by Type



Since we began using this system for measuring impact in 2007, Avina has contributed to 108 Level 1 Results.

In 2014, 100% of Level 1 Results led to changes in public policies, either through new policies or new approaches incorporated into existing policies. At the same time, these results have indirectly impacted the quality of life of people, the balance of power, the market ecosystem, networks to disseminate and promote successful practices, and solutions made possible by new technologies.