In 2018, ARCO’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Evaluation has been chosen as external evaluator in 5 projects promoted by the Fund to contrast educational poverty of minors, managed by the social business Con i Bambini. Involved in 6 regional and national projects, Reserachers have developed and implemented, for esach, 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.