Measuring results for sustainable impact
We know that what cannot be measured, cannot be improved. That’s why FXB launched a unique and sophisticated monitoring and evaluation system, which was developed by members of our field teams, specialists and experts from the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.
How we measure our impact
A regular analysis
Starting from a baseline – data collected on the situation of beneficiaries when entering an FXB program – we assess and analyze their progress in the transition from extreme poverty to a stable, dignified and independent life on a biannual and annual basis.
These frequent analyses allow for adaptive management to meet the specific needs of beneficiaries, identify areas requiring special attention and promote the continuous improvement of our programs.
Please find below an example of the results achieved at the end of a VillageFXB programme (December 2019) in Burundi, a country in the midst of a major humanitarian crisis, where nearly 75% of the population lives below the poverty line and 51% of children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition.
100% of the families carry out 1 to 3 economic activities (micro-enterprises)
The average household income is 769% higher than it was before entering the program.
74% of families save part of their income on a regular basis.
80% of the families were able to buy their home.
87% of families eat 3 meals a day – 13% of families eat 2 meals a day.
Child malnutrition has been reduced by 99%.
100% of the families have a vegetable garden for self-consumption.
82% of families have a healthy diet and eat vegetables 5 times a week.
99.7% of school-age children attend school.
The school success rates stand at 76% and 86% in primary and secondary education respectively.
85% of parents have been trained in early childhood development.
All couples are now in a legal union and 98% of the children are registered with the civil registry.
100% of families have access to healthcare and 100% of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) receive adequate treatment.
95% of beneficiary families sleep under a mosquito net.
The incidence of diarrhea and cough among children under 5 years of age has decreased significantly.
83% of reported beneficiaries use contraception.
97% of families have access to a water source less than 30 minutes away.
63% of families have access to a non-shared improved sanitation facility.
100% of the families have been trained in water, sanitation and hygiene.
90% of households have built a properly ventilated kitchen.
100% of the families have a roof covering the entire surface of their house and a solar lamp.
Since the early 2000s, the VillageFXB Poverty Reduction Model has been regularly evaluated and shown to have a real impact on the economic, health and social status of children and adults.
FXB has received numerous awards and recognitions around the world.