Our Model of Change
Programming shares common themes and interventions across most organizations within the development sector. Our key differentiator is delivery.
ESTABLISHING THE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY
AFFECTING GREATER CHANGE
RTV measures program effectiveness through a hierarchical array of progress indicators, while emphasizing community achievement according to their own goals, and pathways out of poverty.
Data is collected through regularly scheduled monitoring and evaluation reporting cycles along with annual household surveys. Surveys apply a ‘1 in 3’ methodology and include the collection of baseline and control group information to validate outcomes and document the influence of outside variables.
RTV applies a dashboard approach to measurement through the collection of uni-dimensional cardinal and ordinal indicators, applying these as key markers of program effectiveness within the RTV Impact Framework. Because of RTV’s holistic approach to development, the dashboard enables the measurement of a wide range of value chain components. RTV applies the use of joint and disjoint base population measurements to ensure programming positively affects both vulnerable populations and the community at large in its design and impact.
RTV’s hierarchical view of programming is reflected in the dashboard. Scarcity barriers are viewed as fundamental to the achievement of community socio-economic and measured as outputs. However, household incomes and assets and aaccess are viewed as the primary drivers of success.
Recognizing the multi-dimensionality aspects of poverty, RTV applies the Progress Out of Poverty Index (PPI) to mitigate the impact of marginal measure in evaluations and ensures the effectiveness of the organization’s holistic development methodology. The adoption of the ‘Random Forest’ approach and its application within a fuzzy logic framework ensures that household perceptions and development milestones are captured at the village and household level