EVIDENCE

“I had never been part of any group before. With this program, my life has changed.” – Mercedes Tipol, Guatemala

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MEASURING THE IMPACT AND QUALITY OF OUR PROGRAMS

We ask ourselves and others what works – and what needs to improve – ensuring our programs are as effective as they can be.

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

3x

Combating Hunger

Do women and their families enjoy a better quality of life, including more and better food and access to healthcare?

average increase in households’ daily spending on foods other than grains in West Africa.

$527

Building Livelihoods

Are women building livelihoods that are dignified, diversified, productive, and sustainable?

total annual average income increase of participant households in India.

99%

Access to Savings & Credit

Do women have access to fair and effective means of saving money and accessing credit?

participants in India now have savings, up from 7% pre-program.

98%

Social Empowerment

Are women making significant progress toward social inclusion in their communities and empowerment at home?

participants in Guatemala have an active role in household decision-making.

QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Using industry-standard and customized tools, we collect and analyze data on how our participants’ lives change over the course of our program.

Learn more about the measurable impact of our approach for women and families.

QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Conducting group discussions and individual interviews with program participants uncovers insights that numbers don’t reveal. Our participants, their families, and their communities are encouraged to assess their own situations and analyze the reasons for change.

Learn more about how our participants experience change in our program.

GRADUATION WORKS

Trickle Up’s core program is based on the Graduation Approach. Graduation involves a series of steps to help women graduate into sustainable livelihoods by providing savings training, savings group formation, small grants to start businesses, and one-on-one coaching to address both economic and social empowerment. Graduation was first started by BRAC, one of the world’s largest poverty alleviation organizations based in Bangladesh.

Science and The Economist recently published the results of studies showing Graduation’s effectiveness for people living in extreme poverty throughout the world. Learn how Graduation works and what the experts are saying about it and about Trickle Up.