ARCO’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Evaluation presented its experience as external evaluator in 5 projects promoted by the Fund to contrast educational poverty of minors, managed by the social business Con i Bambini, during the meeting The challenge of impact evaluation for large donors organized by Social Value Italia and Torino Social Impact (Turin, 9 July 2019).
ARCO is involved in 6 regional and national projects of the Fund and for each one Reserachers have developed and implemented specific impact evaluation plans. An experience that allowed them to deepen the reflection on the use of quantitative and qualitative data in the evaluation procedures.
Impact evaluation is a concept that has recently entered the world of the Italian third sector. The will to apply it to projects to fight against educational poverty of minors is an important innovation as it represents a first step towards the dissemination of the culture of impact evaluation throughout Italy.