What We Do

Impact Measurement

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IDEA offers training and support on impact measurement, with a particular focus on adapting results-based approaches for use in Development Education contexts.

Results-based Approaches in Development Education: A practical toolkit

This toolkit, developed by IDEA, aims to help practitioners through the development of Results Frameworks for Development Education projects. It takes you step by step through the process of building an effective results table in order to reach the desired change within the timeframe of your project. While created to reflect Irish Aid’s Results Framework for Development Education Annual Grants, the approach outlined in the tool can be applied to many other Development Education settings. Download the latest version of the toolkit for the 2019 Irish Aid Annual Grants Round here

Monitoring and Evaluation

We have run a number of training events on how to measure results in Development Education, including a webinar with DP Evaluation UK on Monitoring and Evaluation for longer-term projects. You can listen to the webinar here.

Quality & Impact

The IDEA Quality and Impact Working Group aims to explore the concept of "quality" in Development Education and support the development of good practice guidelines for the sector. In line with this, it has developed the following:


We organise training, seminars & meetings to build capacity in the following areas:


IDEA works to connect its membership and also to connect Development Education to wider audiences.