Impact

What impact the work of Caritas Switzerland has

Every day, Caritas Switzerland devotes all its energy to supporting people in need and those experiencing poverty and to work together with them to sustainably improve their living situation.

  • Is our work effective?
  • What functions and how?
  • Is there anything we could do better in future?

We want to answer these questions with our impact measurement. So we can be accountable to ourselves and our supporters and so we can learn.

Thanks to the acquired knowledge about sustainable agricultural practices, the fields worked by this farmer in the district of Muminabad in Tajikistan have changed fundamentally between 2012 and 2020. The soil can absorb and store the water better, the risk of erosion and flooding has been substantially reduced.

Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation are key for the management of our projects and programmes. They are continually adapted and developed on the basis of lessons learned. At the same time, monitoring and evaluation are the basis for the reports to our funding partners.

The impact of our work Figures from 2021

120000

people

have a KulturLegi and thus ha discount for culture and sport

4065

advice sessions

could be conducted by the Caritas debt advice service

27534

people

in the Global South could increase their income

98218

people

could meet their basic needs in a humanitarian crisis

«Thanks to the training provided by Caritas Switzerland, people care about nature again and replant forests. Because they protect us against erosion and natural disasters.»Rahmonov MurodaliFarmer, Tajikistan
Extract from the 2021-2024 strategy of Caritas Switzerland’s international cooperation with regard to impact measurement.

Measuring the impact in international cooperation (German)

Extract from the 2021-2024 strategy of Caritas Switzerland’s international cooperation with regard to impact measurement.

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Detailed analysis of the 9-year project, which specifically identifies the knowledge gained for further projects.

Final report «Natural Disaster iRisk Reduction and Integrated Watershed Management, Tajikistan»

Detailed analysis of the 9-year project, which specifically identifies the knowledge gained for further projects.

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Detailed evaluation by the Swiss Tropical Institute of Caritas Switzerland’s approach to training children with regard to hygiene (CHAST, Children’s hygiene and Sanitation Training).

Evaluation of CHAST Programme, Ethiopia

Detailed evaluation by the Swiss Tropical Institute of Caritas Switzerland’s approach to training children with regard to hygiene (CHAST, Children’s hygiene and Sanitation Training).

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Analysis of the emergency relief projects, delivered also by Caritas Switzerland, supported by Swiss Solidarity after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

Impact analysis Swiss Solidarity Haiti earthquake (French)

Analysis of the emergency relief projects, delivered also by Caritas Switzerland, supported by Swiss Solidarity after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

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Caritas Switzerland’s expertise

Thematic Paper «Applying systemic approaches to developing markets»

Caritas Switzerland’s expertise

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Caritas Switzerland’s expertise

Thematic Paper «Climate Proofing Approach - Accounting for Climate Risks and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions»

Caritas Switzerland’s expertise

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Caritas Switzerland’s expertise

Thematic Paper «Climate Corridor Analysis - a tool for strategic adaptation planning»

Caritas Switzerland’s expertise

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Caritas Switzerland’s Expertise

Thematic Paper «The Graduation Approach in Migration Settings»

Caritas Switzerland’s Expertise

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Header image: Caritas employees in Tjikistan, 2021 © Abdullo Media