Human Practice Foundation prioritizes detailed evaluation and monitoring of its projects to make sure that its programmes have the desired impact. Human Practice Foundation employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, compute, and analyse collected data from its schools and at the household level to measure the impact and outcomes of project activities. Before Human Practice Foundation’s projects and programmes are implemented, we conduct a pre-test to form the baseline, a mid-line and finally a post-test after two years of implementation. This evaluation is overseen in coordination with our partner on impact measurements, Deloitte.

Our reporting system for monitoring results has been reviewed and optimized and accordingly, we have designed an outcome framework and a hierarchy of measures in collaboration with Deloitte. Human Practice Foundation’s means of verification include, quantitative data collection, questionnaires, informal and structured interviews with students and teachers as well as observation. Deloitte works as an independent evaluator for Human Practice Foundation, assisting with the ongoing assessment of the validity and reliability of the data we collect through our local M&E teams. Deloitte will eventually visit the field to assess the data and support the operationalization of our outcome framework.

We measure the following educational performance indicators at the project schools according to the listed Hierarchy of Measures:

  1. Secondary school (grade 12) completion ratio
  2. Average learning achievement grade 1-12.
  3. English learning achievement grade 1-12
  4. Enrolment ratio grade 1-12
  5. Drop out ratio grade 1-12
  6. Grade promotion ratio grade 1-12
  7. School absence grade 1-12

To measure our impact on livelihoods, we will measure the following going forward:

  1. Financial capital – measured as income and savings per household.
  2. Human capital – measured as individuals’ skills, knowledge, ability to pursue different livelihood strategies.
  3. Physical capital – measured as land, shelter/house and facilities, equipment, and other assets per household.