Impact assessment is "a means of measuring the effectiveness of organisational activities and judging the significance of changes brought about by those activities",[1] as well as cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis, which compare impacts and costs. The activities and interventions need not be tied to any specific organization. This could include posts which include impact assessments; which discuss pros, cons, and best practices for impact assessment; or which discuss theories of change or forecasts of impacts, against which measured impacts could later be compared.

cause prioritization | distribution of cost-effectiveness | intervention evaluation | less-discussed causes | org strategy | research methods | statistical methods | thinking at the margin

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    International Federation of Red Cross (2005) The problem of impact, IFRC, February 16.