Measuring the impact of our programmes is very important to us and we have developed a number of ways to do this:

Social Impact Assessment Questionnaire

We have developed this questionnaire using the internationally recognised Progress out of Poverty Index. It asks key socio-economic questions of the household that are relevant in rural India. A weighted score is obtained from the answer to each question. A total score of 45 or less indicates that the household is living in poverty (defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.90 USD per day).  These are the families we aim to start working with on our Poultry Development Services programme.  The SIA is repeated after one year on the programme to measure change in household circumstances.

Baseline Questionnaire

We introduced a new Baseline Questionnaire in 2016 and used it to conduct in-depth interviews with poultry farmer households. A sample of 715 households (out of a portfolio of 9,000) took part in the survey which looked in detail at a range of factors including: household profile; assets; occupation and income; savings, loans and debt; food consumption and expenditure; extent of women’s decision-making.

Farmer Impact Stories

Impact stories are collected during visits to individual farmer households. The questionnaire is designed to provide candid feedback from the farmers about how they view our programmes and the benefits they have experienced.

I was impressed not only by the professionalism of the local team and the profound impact that the poultry toolkits appear to make, but also by the meticulousness with which the programme’s effectiveness is being measured.

Peter Saacke, CIO, Artemis Investment Management LLP

Our field team in India collect data to measure our impact


Poultry Farmer


Shanti lives in the Nayagarh District in Odisha with her husband and…

Poultry Farmer


Rachana was one of the first women to enrol on Poultry Development…

Poultry Farmer


Akina is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her…

Paddy Farmer


Nishikanta is 45 and he registered for AMS in June 2014. He…

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