Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework

ABV ensures all our assignments and programs are achieving impact through the application of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework. The MERI Framework provides ABV with a road map to achieve our mission and a robust approach to monitoring and evaluating whether we are on track to achieve it.

MERI informs the way we work, including how we identify the skills and qualities of the expert volunteers we recruit, the partners and communities we work with, our business model and our development approaches. The Framework sets our four clear outcomes, which if achieved indicate that our projects and programs are contributing to our mission. These four outcomes are:

  • Improved socio-economic conditions
  • Strong volunteer integration
  • Community-driven partnerships
  • Strong organisational capacity

The MERI Framework sets out our theory of change logically demonstrating how our foundational activities, and immediate project outputs effect these four outcomes over the long term. The different steps in the theory of change described in the Framework can also be used as indicators to evaluate whether our projects and programs are contributing to the achievement of the four key outcomes over the immediate, intermediate and long term.

MISSION


STRENGTHEN BUSINESS AND INSTITUTIONS TO ENABLE A STRONG VIBRANT PRIVATE SECTOR
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VISION


TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY USING BUSINESS EXPERTISE TO DRIVE INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH
AND WELL-BEING
Outcome
1
SOCIO-ECONOMIC
Outcome
2
VOLUNTEERS
Outcome
3
PARTNERSHIPS
Outcome
4
ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Improved Socio-Economic ConditionsStrong Volunteer IntegrationCommunity-Driven PartnershipsStrong Organisational Capacity

LONGER-TERM COMMUNITY OUTCOMES (2 years +)
Sustainable business practices implementedVolunteers active in business growthPartnerships encourage improved community business practicesABV collaborates with local communities on development initiatives

INTERMEDIATE ORGANISATIONAL OUTCOMES (6 months – 2 years)
Organisations have improved business and organisational skillsVolunteers build capacityCommunity drives partnership prioritiesABV works with volunteers, partners, donors on projects & programs

IMMEDIATE INDIVIDUAL OUTPUTS (0 – 3 months)
Ethical projects and programs with business developedBusiness volunteers recruited and mentoredPartnerships with likeminded organisations establishedABV team implements ABV's strategic direction

FOUNDATIONAL ACTIVITIES (ongoing)
Enabling Outcome 1
SOCIO-ECONOMIC
Enabling Outcome 2
VOLUNTEERS
Enabling Outcome 3
PARTNERSHIPS
Enabling Outcome 4
ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Download Expanded MERI Framework (PDF)

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