AYB-SD focuses on putting beneficiaries at the center of services rather than at the end, adopting a relationship where it is clear that they are the core focus of our activities, rather than being mere recipients of services. To this end, assessing the impact of our activities on our beneficiaries is of crucial importance, as well as extending our participation approach throughout this process, which is conducted as explained below:
1- On the individual level:
Economic level indicator: Above international poverty line or at the level of subsistence, estimated at 14 EGP per person per day (in a family of average 4-5 members)
– Access to social services (having access on their own – unaided – to health care, education…etc).
Social level indicators:
– Access to recreational activities within their means.
– Increase in their educational level, in terms of competencies, skills, knowledge, values, ethics, and positive attitudes, not in terms of academic achievements. Behavioral indicators in this regard include self growth, family growth, cultural exposure, participation, and self confidence. The increase in awareness gained from such skills would be applied on the social level and interactions with the community on various levels.
2- On the community level: Same indicators of the individual level apply, yet on the level of the target group as a whole.
3- On the institutional level:
Continuity of service provisions to target group (not depending on certain projects).
Promoting community participation in planning, funding, and implementing development programs.
Empowering the community members, in terms of:
– Promoting activities that are developmental in nature rather than charity
– Capacity building and awareness raising
While continuing to;
– Enhance monitoring and communicating performance
– Conduct regular assessment of activities
– Documentation of lessons learnt and best practices