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
[simple_tooltip content="Communities have improved and sustainable economic and social conditions"]Improved Socio-Economic Conditions[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="Volunteers are integral in promoting learning and informing the design and delivery of programs "]Strong Volunteer Integration[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="Partnerships contribute to community capacity building and community impact assessment of initiatives"]Community-Driven Partnerships[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="ABV supports its local partners to contribute to community capacity building in their own communities "]Strong Organisational Capacity[/simple_tooltip]

LONGER-TERM COMMUNITY OUTCOMES (2 years +)
[simple_tooltip content="Organisations have implemented sustainable business and organisational practices in their communities"]Sustainable business practices implemented[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="Volunteers are active in the business growth of the organisations in which they work"]Volunteers active in business growth[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="Partnerships encourage collaboration with local stakeholders in the community to improve business and organisational practices"]Partnerships encourage improved community business practices[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="The ABV team collaborates with local partners and communities to influence and deliver development initiatives"]ABV collaborates with local communities on development initiatives[/simple_tooltip]

INTERMEDIATE ORGANISATIONAL OUTCOMES (6 months – 2 years)
[simple_tooltip content="Organisations have improved business and organisational skills"]Organisations have improved business and organisational skills[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="A pool of volunteers are building capacity in culturally sensitive ways in organisations in which they work"]Volunteers build capacity[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="Partnerships are community driven with business, government and community participating in designing the work and determining local priorities"]Community drives partnership priorities[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="ABV works closely with volunteers, partners and donors to design and implement effective and quality development projects and programs"]ABV works with volunteers, partners, donors on projects & programs[/simple_tooltip]

IMMEDIATE INDIVIDUAL OUTPUTS (0 – 3 months)
[simple_tooltip content="Ethical people-centred development projects and programs with business, government and community organisations are developed and promoted"]Ethical projects and programs with business developed[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="An engaged volunteer community who have core business skills and experience is recruited and mentored"]Business volunteers recruited and mentored[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="Partnerships established with organisations in Australia, our region and internationally who share ABV's mission and values are established and nurtured"]Partnerships with likeminded organisations established[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content="An efficient, innovative and engaged team are supported by ethical policies, practices and processes to implement ABV's strategic direction"]ABV team implements ABV's strategic direction[/simple_tooltip]

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)