Our award-winning Monitoring and Evaluation Team uses routine data collection to measure progress toward impact, and we regularly publish our performance and impact metrics.

Evaluation Reports

We employ a mixed-methods, utilization-focused, participatory approach to evaluation whereby community residents, program staff, and other stakeholders collect qualitative and quantitative evidence at discrete points in time.

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Lifetime Impact


Total acres farmed

Average value of agriculture input loan per farmer

Total value of agriculture input loans issued

Average agriculture input loan repayment rate

Nuru farmers have greater food security and increased income when compared to non-Nuru farmers. This means that they are more resilient when challenges come their way.

Financial Inclusion

Total number of farmers enrolled

Total savings deposits per quarter

Average savings deposits per quarter

Average group savings loan repayment rate

Nuru Farmers who participate in savings clubs are better equipped than individuals who do not have savings to handle financial shocks when they come (e.g. medical expenses, school fees).


Health-care home visits completed

Average home visits completed per household per year

Newborns delivered in a clinic

Newborns visited within first 3 days of life

Nuru households show a 25% increase in adoption of healthy behaviors in their homes. By adopting behaviors like treating water, using a latrine, and sleeping under a mosquito net, families can reduce the incidence of preventable disease in their homes and that leads to saved lives and saved money. Deliveries in a clinic and follow-up in the home lead to healthier mothers and newborns.


Number of schools receiving educational outreach program

Total educational outreach sessions

Number of students reached per quarter

Average student-to-facilitator ratio

Students who participate in Nuru’s Education outreach demonstrate 10% greater English literacy and reading comprehension during school years with the intervention in place. Children with increased literacy perform better in all other subjects. This leads to opportunities to continue their education as well as preparing them for better careers.

Quarterly Reports

We regularly monitor our progress toward achieving positive attributable impact in each program area.

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Annual Report

Our goal is for each country project to operate efficiently and effectively without dependency on long-term international support.

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