Regenerative Impact Evaluation

Understanding the impact we have is not always clear or straightforward. For us, measuring impact is based on curiosity, joint learning, sharing knowledge and applying methodologies that capture human complexity. It is an empowering process that reveals hidden opportunities and resources, creates a deeper understanding of yourself and others, and opens up scenarios for joint action.


What Is Regenerative Impact Evaluation?

Jannik Kaiser from Unity Effect accepted the invitation to contribute in one of our global working groups with his expertise in impact measurement. He contributed with developing a methodological framework which links farm-level metrics with the SDGs. Not only was he very attentive, constructive and supportive in internal discussions, he also managed to present a highly complex subject in an accessible and concise manner to a global audience of sustainability experts and value chain stakeholders. I am grateful for his inspiring co-leadership as an expert, presenter and (temporary) team member.
Dr. Renè Capote
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Senior Technical Expert and Co-Facilitator of the Focus Group Environmental Sustainability in Crop Production, GLOBALG.A.P.

Our Approach

Our work is based on science and decades of research, drawing on a wide spectrum of disciplines including ecology, psychology, neuroscience, and complexity science - each bringing complementary perspectives and approaches to measurement and evaluation. To measure capacity development in teams, for example, we combine quantitative assessments with qualitative methods such as story harvesting. 

Regenerative evaluation is different from traditional approaches because it:

Reclaiming Choice and Agency in a Networked World

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The Art of Measuring Change

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Designing Regenerative Frameworks

We have often observed that the frameworks and impact logic we use get in the way of creating meaningful change, rather than supporting it. Some of the common challenges are that success factors and indicators are provided externally, and not developed in a participatory way. Beyond this, the overall logic tends to be linear ('A leads to B'), which does not take into account the interdependent and cyclical nature of change. 

We design regenerative frameworks which help you use measurement and evaluation as opportunities to bring your purpose to life, by drawing upon the resources that are already there.
To get started on designing your evaluation framework,
contact us.


Our Services

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Designing Regenerative Frameworks

We have often observed that the frameworks and impact logic we use get in the way of creating meaningful change, rather than supporting it. Some of the common challenges are that success factors and indicators are provided externally, and not developed in a participatory way. Beyond this, the overall logic tends to be linear ('A leads to B'), which does not take into account the interdependent and cyclical nature of change. 

We design regenerative frameworks which help you use measurement and evaluation as opportunities to bring your purpose to life, by drawing upon the resources that are already there.
To get started on designing your evaluation framework, contact us.

Indicators and impact logics

Developing or adjusting indicators and impact logics with a strong(er) and consistent focus on the inner dimensions, circularity, regeneration and capacity development.

Grounding what you do in science

Drawing on components of systems thinking, qualitative research or psychometric assessment to give your data collection more weight and depth. 

Participatory processes

Designing and facilitating a participatory and inclusive approach to evaluation.
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Capacity Building for Evaluation

A regenerative approach to impact evaluation requires different capacities to carry it out. Yes, it’s still about defining indicators, developing frameworks, collecting and analysing data, and writing reports. But it’s also about facilitation and creating spaces for learning, understanding structures and dynamics of systems, and reflecting on your own role in the evaluation process. We offer interactive workshops, longer training programs, and 1:1 sessions to build these capacities within your organisation. To explore capacity building for your organisation or network, contact us.

Introductory workshops

Interactive sessions that make our approach to evaluation tangible and don’t require any preexisting knowledge.

Thematic
deep-dives

Workshops that focus on knowledge-transfer and achieving applicable outcomes. Topics include “measuring capacity development”, “working with stories and qualitative data” or “smart project evaluations”. 

Longer-term guidance

 A combination of workshops, provision of knowledge & tools and 1:1 sessions, with the intention to develop and deepen your evaluation practice. 
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Providing Tools and Templates

We provide tools and templates based on a holistic approach to impact evaluation. This includes measuring both intangible (mindset, capacities, team culture) and tangible aspects (behaviour, attendance rates, production volumes, revenue streams) within teams, networks and individuals. Our tools and templates draw on psychometric assessments, integral theory, neuroscience, and qualitative data collection.

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Measuring capacity building

Measuring capacity building within individuals, teams, organisations and networks. A methodology, databases (based on academic assessments), and sample surveys, structured in a way that you can easily integrate into your work.

Working with stories

Guidance and sample surveys to collect, analyse and visualise stories and other forms of qualitative data in a systematic way.

Tracking internal learning & development

Templates, sample surveys, and guidance to turn internal information (e.g. from retrospectives, team meetings or project evaluations) into meaningful data.

Capacity Building for Evaluation

A regenerative approach to impact evaluation requires different capacities to carry it out. Yes, it’s still about defining indicators, developing frameworks, collecting and analysing data, and writing reports. But it’s also about facilitation and creating spaces for learning, understanding structures and dynamics of systems, and reflecting on your own role in the evaluation process. We offer interactive workshops, longer training programs, and 1:1 sessions to build these capacities within your organisation. To explore capacity building for your organisation,
get in touch.

Providing Tools and Templates

We provide tools and templates based on a holistic approach to impact evaluation. This includes measuring both intangible (mindset, capacities, team culture) and tangible aspects within teams, networks and individuals. Our tools and templates draw on psychometric assessments, integral theory, neuroscience, and qualitative data collection.

To find out how our tools and templates can support your work,
reach out to us.

Past Projects

Here is a selection of projects we have worked on.
Contributor to Network Weaver (ongoing)

Sharing resources with the community to support its vision: Weaving connections for equity, justice & transformation.

Research on Rethinking Impact

Partnering up with researchers to measure the perception of practitioners on impact. Support with data collection and analysis.

Evaluating the Impact of our Changemaker Journey

High-level analysis of our own capacity building program for changemakers. Highlighting the importance of inner clarity and knowing your own values.

Tracking Network Impact: Workshop at ENACT! Festival

Designing and facilitating a Mini-Technique Workshop on using impact stories within networks. Included a live demonstration with a survey and visualisation.

Framework Development to Measure SDG Implementation

Developing a holistic framework to measure SDG implementation on the ground. Focus on social aspects in rural communities.

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