The Ember take on Impact

Jul 12, 2023

The Ember take on Impact

This blog shares Ember's unique take on impact by spotlighting our diverse approaches through case studies of community-based mental health organisations whom we have worked with in the past three years. Click here to read or download the full report.

Community-based initiatives play a key role in mental health care provision, particularly in the Global South. However, their impact is often difficult to measure.

Mainstream tools for measuring impact have mostly been developed by researchers in the Global North and are often incompatible with the work these initiatives do. Impact measurement is also a resource-heavy task. It requires human resource, expertise and tools, all of which can be costly for an organisation.

Ember approaches this challenge by understanding the contexts and needs of community-based initiatives. We collaborate with organisations to find ways to measure and communicate their impact - without imposing methods or strategies that do not work for them.

We listen to the needs of organisations, embracing the complexity of mental health and striking a balance between qualitative and quantitative methods of impact measurement. We have put together some reflections on our take on impact.

Dive into the report by clicking the link below!

Click here to read or download the full report.