Performance and Change
Sustainability impact monitoring and data management.
SAN firmly believes that sustainability outcomes and their indicators must be clearly identified, defined, monitored, evaluated and reported on to ensure the long-term success of sustainability solutions.
Our impact data collection, management, analysis and reporting is an integral part of all of our sustainability solutions. We have developed an intelligence hub (iHub), a digital platform that integrates and makes available crop and regional information, risk analyses, impact results through client dashboards, best practice support materials, and other tailored information technology solutions for sustainability.
In designing, implementing and improving sustainability solutions, we work closely with businesses, local partners, producers, and rural communities to ensure that the proposed solutions meet as many needs as possible.
SAN also trains and supports these stakeholders so that they can eventually take over the implementation of solutions, including the monitoring and evaluation of results. SAN is always available to return and evaluate programs and projects, and recommend changes to achieve long-term impacts, as well as to extract lessons learned and apply them in new geographies and crops.
What do we measure?
All resources used in the implementation of the project. Inputs are useful to show efficiency, effectiveness, cost-benefit, investments, participation, economic analysis, etc.
Direct results obtained by the project activities. Outputs are useful to show specific services/products, economic analysis, numeric results of the interventions, etc.
The effects/changes produced due to the outputs. Outcomes are useful to show changes achieved by beneficiaries or in scenarios. They are the goals of every project.
Long term changes/effects of the outcomes. Impacts show achievements in the long term that can be attributed to the project. General objectives or purposes of the interventions.
What makes SAN M&E different?
Simple and focused evaluation
Tools and activities are designed as “quick evaluation methods” focused on key topics, simple to use and collect data.
Partners, beneficiaries or other stakeholders participate in certain phases of the development and implementation of the tools, so the intervention is focused on what they need and what they want to know.
Training and autonomy
SAN operates the M&E system during the intervention, but train concerned parties so they can run the system in the future. In this way, data to measure impact can be collected for a long time.
SAN offers IT solutions to collect, analyze and report data.