In DDG we want our operations to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
It is essential for us to measure the impact our activities have on the livelihoods and safety of local people. It is only by understanding the changes our interventions bring about that we can improve our performance to the benefit of the communities we support.
Impact monitoring is an integrated part of all DDG operations. It is managed by trained national staff in both our Armed Violence Reduction interventions and Mine Action interventions.
In DDG we use a mixed method approach to measure the impact of our interventions. We involve the communities we support in measuring impact. Their knowledge, behaviour and opinions form the evidence on which we base our findings. Impact to us is about the changes in people’s lives that are generated from having a more secure home or access to safe land.
We continuously seek to improve our operations and the way we monitor our impact. Sharing knowledge and being transparent about methods enables us to receive feedback and develop our organisation.
You can download our manual and results from this page.
Any questions on DDG Impact Monitoring should be put to ddg@ drc.dk