Participatory Impact Assessment (1998)

Participatory Impact Assessment: A Report on a DFID Funded ActionAid Research Project on Methods and Indicators for Measuring the Impact of Poverty Reduction. Goyder, Hugh, Rick Davies, Winkie Williamson, and ActionAid (Organization). 1998. ActionAid.

This does not seem to be available online anywhere, so I have scanned a copy to make it available as a pdf

It is posted here as an item of historical interest, not as a reflection of what could or should be cutting edge practice in 2013!


Contents pages:

This 1998 report was based on a set of documents produced by Rick Davies and Winkie Williamson, following their field visits to Bangladesh, India, Ghana and Uganda. The two main summary documents were:
  • Summary-Report: Methods and Indicators for  Measuring the Impact of Poverty Reduction:  An ODA Funded ActionAid Research Project.Rick Davies and Winkie Williamson, 1997

The four country specific reports are available on request

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  1. Tufts also produced a guide to Participatory Impact Assessment, specifically around livelihoods. It is available at

    “The Feinstein International Center has been developing and adapting participatory approaches to measure the impact of livelihoods based interventions since the early nineties. Drawing upon this experience, this guide aims to provide practitioners with a broad framework for carrying out project level Participatory Impact Assessments (PIA) of livelihoods interventions in the humanitarian sector. Other than in some health, nutrition, and water interventions in which indicators of project performance should relate to international standards, for many interventions there are no ‘gold standards’ for measuring project impact. This guide aims to bridge this gap by outlining a tried and tested approach to measuring the impact of livelihoods projects. The tools in the guide have been field tested over the past two years in a major research effort, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and involving five major humanitarian NGOs working across Africa.”


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