Many faith-based organizations are increasingly concerned that secular systems of measurement and evaluation do not fully reflect their organizations’ work or desired impact. Calls have been made for the development of “faith-based measurement and metrics”. This framework includes ‘spiritual’ outcomes valued by faith-based organizations but often not measured in mainstream impact evaluations, such as a person’s experience with trust, hope, and love.

In 2015, a group of researchers with experience with these topics convened in New York City at Salvation Army NYC Offices to review current work related to “Faith-based Metrics and Measurement”.

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Relevant Resources

JLI MEAL Hub: Impact Evaluation Design by Local Faith Actors, Eido
Published: 2020Author:Samuel Verbi
JLI MEAL Hub: Outcome Harvesting & Attitude Change for Grassroots Interreligious Peace building
Published: 2020Author:Michelle Garred
Kingdom Impact Framework – Measuring and Communicating Social and Spiritual Impact
Published: 2019Author:Eido Research
What works? Evidence on the role of faith in poverty reduction
Published: 2017Author:Daniel O'Neill
Published: 2016Author:
Poverty, Aspirations, and the Economics of Hope
Published: 2016Author:Bruce Wydick
Published: 2016Author:Accord Network
A Theory of Change for Faith Group and Community Mobilization
Published: 2014Author:JLI F&LC