September 9, 2016

Focus on a Well-Defined Unit of Impact

Don’t just scale programs—scale results. A clear unit of impact enables one to keep an eye on whether a new strategy is actually serving the intended population. Clarity around an organization's intended impact also allows one to measure continuously to ensure that the intervention is achieving its goals.

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