The Impact Outcome Monitoring Toolkit

The IMPACT Outcome Monitoring Toolkit was inititially developed in 2013-2014 during the European IMPACT Project. It

  • standardises the methods and areas of enquiry used in evaluations
  • improves the quality of the data gathered by including clients' (ex-)partners
  • helps programmes monitor and evaluate the impact of their work
  • gathers comparable data across Europe

Why use the toolkit?

The IMPACT Toolkit takes the evaluation process one step further than any other perpetrator programme evaluation. It is the first tool to measure a change of the impact of violent/abusive behaviour as stated by the male programme participants and their (ex-) partners. The toolkit allows you to monitor and measure your programme outcomes in a standardized way, which you can use for funding applications and to lobby at a local and national level.

The outcomes you can evaluate with the IMPACT Toolkit are:

  • Behaviour and attitude changes in clients
  • Survivor safety and well-being
  • Changes in the lives of children, as perceived by the parents
  • Achievement of the hopes of clients and their partners/ex-partners

How to use it?

Porgrammes receive questionnaires for both the men in their programmes and for their (ex-)partners. These questionnaires are answered at first contact (T0), the beginning of the programme (T1), halfway through the programme (T2), the end of the programme (T3) and at a six month follow-up after the programme is finished (T4). Both the male participants in the domestic violence intervention programme and their female (ex-)partners fill out the questionnaires, giving an insight into changes over time.

What can it evaluate?

The toolkit allows you to monitor and measure your programme outcomes in a standardised way, You can use the results for funding applications and to lobby at a local and national level.

Evaluated outcomes are:

  • Behaviour and attitude changes in clients
  • Survivor safety and well-being
  • Changes in the lives of children, as perceived by the parents
  • Achievement of the hopes of clients and their partners/ex-partners

How do we support you?

We offer

  • training to your team on how to use the toolkit
  • analysis of the data you gather
  • reports based on the data analysis

We can create four types of report, as well as the possibility of having a report tailored to your specific programme needs:

  • Descriptive report
  • Beginning vs end of programme evaluation report
  • Report comparing completers vs non-completers
  • Report on one specific couple (case study)

Download the report overview for more detailed information

Last changed: 16.05.2024