ADVANCING DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS

Using  quantitative and qualitative  methods, we measure the impact of global development programs.

We evaluate activities, outcomes, and processes to improve the performance of global development projects.

We provide a comprehensive suite of management consulting tools to strengthen the performance of global development organizations.

EQUI is our unique approach to Evaluation Quality, Use, and Impact. EQUI combines evaluator training, quality assurance, and stakeholder
engagement to produce accurate and useful results. Through this proven process we deliver cost-effective evaluations and
practical recommendations to advance the impact of global development.

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.

Our mission is to help global development organizations and programs be more effective at improving people’s lives.


We seek to understand, learn from, and improve global development activities. SI provides consulting, technical assistance, and training services to public and private aid agencies, non-governmental organizations, and governments. We help our clients plan for and measure development results. We strengthen staff and organizational performance. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty, improve health and education, promote peace and democratic governance, foster economic growth, and protect the environment.

  • SI is a global leader in evaluation capacity building for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the US Department of State(DoS). In addition, each of our IEs is conducted in collaboration with local research partners and institutions.

  • In a randomized controlled trial impact evaluation of an education program in Indonesia, SI found significant improvement in school governance but not in student outcomes. This suggests that additional programming is necessary to improve student education.

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  • We conduct rigorous impact evaluations of global development programs to determine their true effects. Our experts design experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations using qualitative and quantitative research methods to test what approaches work best and why. SI also conducts large-scale surveys to assess development indicators or to inform program and evaluation design. We focus on quality results and how our clients will use the information to make policy and program decisions.