Why we measure impact
Impact measurement is a vital part of Breaking Barriers’ model. We evaluate our programmes using a variety of metrics to ensure that they are as effective and evidence-based as possible.
We gather data from the refugees we work with (also known as ‘clients’) on when they enter into employment or achieve other career-related goals (what we refer to as ‘outcomes’ data). We also record the sector, seniority and duties of clients’ new roles to understand whether clients are entering into jobs that align with their goals and interests.
In addition, we ask clients to assess their own progress and provide feedback on our programmes using a selection of impact surveys. Through these surveys, we can understand how our programmes help clients build their confidence, develop knowledge of their preferred sector, and enhance their employability skills. This helps us understand our impact on those clients who have not yet achieved their employment goals.