Measuring social impact of civil society organizations

What is the basis of the instrument?

The instrument for measuring the impact of civil society for social change is based on Logic models that require synchronization between investments and activities to achieve desired goals (products and impacts). The instrument focuses on the processes of change through understanding of the programme level (implementation level), following the intervention in a logical way.

The instrument for measuring the impact of the civil sector in Macedonia on social development consists of 4 sets / indicators. Each indicator has one or more features in common. Syndromes are related to themselves in a linear way and reflect the process of working in a CSO. The first indicator syndrome refers to all inputs that indicate investment in implementing an organization’s activities or input. The next syndrome is the indicators that refer to the selection of activities and their implementation within the organization, which can be called investment products or direct results or outputs. In the third syndrome, the indicators refer to the secondary outcomes achieved by the CSO in the community in which it operates and at a wider state or outcome level. The fourth syndrome is actually the ultimate goal of the imagined actions / activities that give us information that a given organization fosters social change or impact.

The indicators are of a quantitative and qualitative nature. The outcome of the qualitative paradigm currently prevalent in social research, including this, may be relative, depending on who and how it evaluates the phenomena and problems.