Students from Columbia Business School’s consulting group Pangea, worked pro-bono for a year to help Genesis develop and strengthen the tools to evaluate and measure our impact
Pangea is the pro-bono consulting group of the International Development Club at Columbia Business School. Every semester Pangea matches teams of 3-5 students with clients in different industries and parts of the world. The team completes a consulting assignment, advising the clients on innovative and impactful practices.
In an effort to start measuring more thoroughly our impact in the projects that we support in Colombia as well as our performance as an organization, in spring 2012, Genesis presented for the first time a project to Pangea to strengthen our metrics and generate a new evaluation tool. We started to work with a group of students to complete phase 1 of the project, which included a revision of our metrics and recommendations of a standardized measurement tool. The second phase continued with another group of students who helped us audit the current metrics developed in phase 1 and define the most pertinent metrics as well as a thorough evaluation tool.
After one year of working with Pangea, we culminated the process in April 2013 with a new evaluation tool that will help us to improve the way in which we measure our impact as an organization as well as our impact in our projects in Colombia.
We want to thank these students for their hard work and commitment to Genesis and we will keep working to improve our everyday work.
For more information on Pangea http://www.pangeaadvisors.org/default.asp