OUR APPROACH

abdi provides the UK’s leading accredited professional and academic qualifications in impact evaluation

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These qualifications give recognition for all those that have adopted and implemented abdi’s recommended approach to planning, monitoring and evaluating impact outcomes and value for money (ROI).

It is a logical, rigorous approach built on worldwide experience of the application of the most respected and widely-used logic models. Some of these logic models include:

  • Theory of Change
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Benefits realisation
  • Kirkpatrick model of evaluation
  • Phillips ROI model
  • Change management

We focus powerfully on the competence and performance of key individuals and stakeholders offering a robust and credible route to attributing credit for improvement (contribution analysis). Where appropriate, the approach includes calculating monetary (economic) value to compare against costs so as to report BCR and/or ROI.

It is constantly reinforced and developed through:

  • Study of relevant theories, including theory of change, behavioural economics, systems analysis
  • Experience from hundreds of real world case studies from our clients’ projects
  • Analysis of worldwide good practice in impact measurement

The approach builds a chain of impact to show if and how results are achieved

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Data is collected, analysed and reported in ways that assure credibility

  • Consistency – a strong framework, process model and a set of rules
  • Fairness – an emphasis on identification and involvement of all stakeholders
  • Robustness – a rigorous process of attribution and a principle of conservative reporting

abdi support addresses the needs of a growing worldwide network of practitioner alumni

We provide:

  • Case studies
  • Planning tools
  • Data collection and analysis tools
  • Access to an online portal with resources
  • Regular CPD via Webex