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

149000

people

have a KulturLegi and thus have discount for culture and sport

(2022)

4071

advice sessions

could be conducted by the Caritas debt advice service

(2022)

67018

people

in the Global South could increase their income

(2022)

278627

people

could meet their basic needs in a humanitarian crisis

(2022)

«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

A collection of different evaluations

Measuring the impact in international cooperation (German)

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

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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Evaluation of CHAST Programme, Ethiopia

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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Impact analysis Swiss Solidarity Haiti earthquake (French)

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