IMPACT Initiatives

IMPACT Initiatives is a leading Geneva based think and do tank, created in 2010 and firstly operationalized in 2012. IMPACT is a member of the ACTED Group.

Through its action, IMPACT aims at shaping practices and influencing policies in humanitarian and development settings, in order to positively impact the lives of people and their communities. We do so by co-constructing and promoting knowledge, tools, and practices which enable better decision-making by key aid stakeholders. In all our work, we promote the use of settlement approaches as a catalyst for more effective aid action. We believe that by understanding settlements through the lens of community dynamics, governance structures and socio-economic relationships, we can impact lives of people, improve communities’ development pathways and contribute to a fairer world.

IMPACT’s teams implement assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and organizational capacity-building programmes in direct partnership with aid actors or through its inter-agency initiatives, REACH and Agora. IMPACT’s global team, based in Geneva, is complemented by an established presence in over 15 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, South-East and Central Asia.

Current projects

Supporting the resilience efforts of conflict-affected communities in Northern Syria
South Sudan Flood Response: Profiles of Additional Target Countries
Humanitarian Information Systems Strengthening evidence-based decision making in South Sudan: HARISS
Ethiopian Crisis to Resilience with IMPACT/REACH
Public Perception of Water Services, in Mosul District, Ninawa Governorate – DST 1: Data acquisition
Returnees and Refugees Longitudinal Survey
Returnees and Refugees Longitudinal Survey
Provision of information management to facilitate evidence-based planning and programming to humanitarian actors and local authorities in Romania, Poland and along the transit route to Western Europe
Strengthening evidence-based decision making in Northern Ethiopia
Information management and data analysis support to the WASH Cluster
Supporting Vulnerable, Conflict-Affected Populations with Evidence-Based Water Scarcity Response Mechanisms, Through Improved Monitoring, Prediction and Community Action in Iraq