Most Popular Philanthropy Metrics Stories of 2010

6. Our Philanthropy Metrics team traveled to Burundi in June between elections there to perform a country wide survey examining the secondary impact of a three year neglected tropical disease project.

5. In December, Transpanency International published it 2010 Global Corruption Barometer Report which indicated that ninety two percent of Kenyans [...]

Photos from the field: Kenya Survey

Philanthropy Metrics is focused on creating a tool that measures the impact of HIV educational programs.  This is one focal area for us because of the lack of efficacious questionnaires out there.   Over the past year, we have performed several pilot studies where our field team has implemented several iterations of a questionnaire.  In [...]

Kenya Survey Finds Police Corruption

A recent survey in Kenya reported in Transparency International’s 2010 Global Corruption Barometer Report yesterday indicated that ninety two percent of Kenyans believe that the police force is the most corrupt institution in Kenya.  The index which has similar ratings from around the globe, put the police at 4.6 on a scale of one to [...]

9 Applications of mhealth from Day 1

9. PDA for providers. The idea is to get medical information in the hands of providers – anyone from a family care physician in the bush who needs to look at a pharmacopia, medical guidelines or academic literature on the PDA, to a Maternal Health specialist aiding in a birth.

8. Patient finanical account. With a [...]

The Vision of mHealth

Note: The conference is being telecasted online, and questions can be sent in for the main sessions via twitter.


There were several key take always from the first session on the Impact and Future Vision of mHealth.   The first was that mobile applications in health [...]

The Metrics Behind No Child Left Behind

Stay tuned.  An article on the NCLB metrics is on its way

Photos from the field: Burundi Survey

Burundian Child Taking the Survey

Burundian Classroom

Here are photos from our recent neglected tropical disease survey on primary school children in Burundi.

Qualitative Research Methods Utilized in Burundi Survey

By Mara J. Roberts

As we mentioned back in June, we recently were contracted to measure the impact of a Neglected Tropical Disease program in Burundi.  The client had measured the medical benefits of the de-worming program, but wanted to know the social benefits that resulted from the de-worming.  Were more children going to school? Were [...]

Measuring and Evaluating Strategies for Philanthropies

If your a philanthropy and have foresight to plan your program evaluation prior to the program’s commencement (which is ideal), then here are several suggests that you can [...]

Qualitative Data in Measurement

Last week, Philanthropy Action hosted a conference call with David A. Roberts of New Dominion Philanthropy Metrics and Sean Stannard-Stockton of Tactical Philanthropy looking at the role of qualitative metrics in good philanthropic decision-making, and especially how non-profits and foundations could capture qualitative data in reliable and useful ways. [...]