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

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

Informing effective humanitarian action for the Ukraine response through provision of assessment, information management and geospatial analysis capacities

Informing humanitarian response and preparing reconstruction

South Sudan Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance Project Phase II

Strengthening evidence-based decision making in Northern Ethiopia

Information management and data analysis support to the WASH Cluster

Increasing the resilience of vulnerable populations in Yemen towards health risks through sustainable WaSH (R-WaSH)

Service contract for the diagnostic study of local opportunities and potentialities in the intervention zone of the local development support program (DEVRUR II) in Bangui, CAR

Supporting Vulnerable, Conflict-Affected Populations with Evidence-Based Water Scarcity Response Mechanisms, Through Improved Monitoring, Prediction and Community Action in Iraq