The HEDERA IMPACT TOOLKIT: Tracking progress and enabling impact assessment at the household level

Your organization is fully committed to improving your customers’ quality of life. The testimony of a few clients is just the tip of the iceberg of what you are truly achieving. Monitor your clients’ progress based on reliable data, and set your next goals.
The HEDERA Impact Toolkit helps you work more efficiently, focus on your customers’ needs, remain competitive in rural areas, and visualize and understand your achieved impact.
Household by household. With the HEDERA Impact Toolkit, you can identify your clients’ basic service needs, design basic service access programs, evaluate the programs’ impact, and monitor clients’ progress out of poverty.

NEW TOOLKIT: The COVID-19 toolkit has been developed to help organizations evaluate the impact of the novel coronavirus & vulnerable communities' needs during the pandemic and disseminate information to clients/employees, as well as aid health centers in COVID-19 pre-diagnosis.

Impact Investors

With HEDERA, you will be able to efficiently screen investees and find the ideal partners, as well as monitor the impact of your funding programs.

Financial Institutions

Our solutions help inclusive finance institutions implement data-driven and cost-efficient market assessment studies, generate SDG-aligned impact reports, and find the right investment partners.

Basic Service Providers

HEDERA will assist you in developing impact assessment pipelines and establishing robust partnerships with financial institutions and impact investors.

MOBILE APP:
FIELD DATA COLLECTION

Our mobile survey application enables quick and easy data collection in the field. No internet coverage required.

  • Forms based on latest SDG standards are already included in the app.
  • Your own forms and questions can also be integrated.
  • Easy to install and use.
  • Minimal training required. Loan officers can easily conduct the survey.
  • Household data collection in less than 10 minutes. Every household can be covered.

THE DASHBOARD:
DATA MAPPING AND VISUALIZATION

The dashboard visualizes the collected data in real time, based on the surveys you have undertaken.


  • Locate your clients and identify their needs, see the work of your loan officers, and filter your clients according to specific indicators.
  • Get an overview of the data collection campaigns.
  • Track your impact.
  • SDG7 (energy access) data are analyzed according to the ESMAP Multi-Tier Framework.
  • SDG6 (WASH) data can be reported according to the UN/WHO JMP service ladder approach.

THE DIGITAL REPORT:
SHARING YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Digital reports are instantly generated based on your field data.


  • Reports are automatically generated based on the latest collected data.
  • You can create and select interactive graphs and chapters and report what matters to your partners.
  • Digital report available as PDF or interactive, navigable web page.
  • Accessible anywhere through a URL.
  • Relevant impact indicators (SPI4, IRIS, and Gogla Impact Metrics) are calculated automatically based on the data collected. Consolidated all in one place, ready to report.


REFERENCES

In 2019, we launched our products and have since tested them in different local contexts.
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The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of access to energy of a sample of clients of the inclusive financial institution Fondesurco.
The purpose of the analysis is to obtain insights and relevant information concerning energy needs, usage, and expenses. Moreover, this study aims to evaluate several attributes of energy access (access to electricity and access to modern cooking solutions). The data collection has been performed using the HEDERA collect app.

The sample - and the evaluation of the energy access attributes - enables the evaluation of a baseline with respect to SDG 7: Affordable, reliable, and safe energy for all. The baseline evaluation is based on standard metrics, implementing the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) developed by the World Bank ESMAP. The case study is also a pioneer application of the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI) (N. Realpe, PhD Thesis 2017), which is also based on the MTF.
Fondesurco is a Peruvian savings and credit cooperative established in the city of Arequipa. With more than 26 offices in southern Peru, in the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno, Ayconcho, and Huancavelica, Fondesurco has the vision of consolidating its presence in rural areas where access to finance is limited. As a pioneer institution in the country offering green credits, within the framework of its Renewable Energy Solutions Program (SER), its objective is to provide the underserved rural population better access to clean energy and energy efficient technologies.

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The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of access to energy of a sample of clients of Microbanco Confiança, and to test the applicability of the HEDERA Impact Toolkit in the target rural region (including the HEDERA collect mobile app and the software for data analysis and evaluation). The data collection has been performed by two loan officers, in the offices of Boane and Magude.

Microbanco Confiança is a microfinance institution, established in 2017, providing small loans to smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in the rural areas of Maputo Province (Southern Mozambique).


HEDERA has collaborated with Hillary Kipcoech Korir, a master's student at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria, providing software support for data collection in rural areas. Mr. Korir supported five research assistants in installing and using the HEDERA collect app.

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Access to energy is multidimensional. In order to quantify and address the energy demand and needs of the rural population, it is highly necessary to implement tools that are not limited to a purely binary assessment (e.g. household connected/not connected to the grid). Assessing energy needs must take into account a wider range of attributes, measuring energy access in terms of energy affordability, reliability, quality, and safety, as well as including the possibility of using modern and alternative sources (e.g., solar home systems, mini-grids, etc.). The purpose of this pilot study was to
  • Analyze the energy access of a sample of clients of the Mexican microfinance institution Te Creemos
  • Collect a large amount of household data within a few weeks
  • Perform an energy access assessment according to the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) developed by the World Bank ESMAP.

The sample - and the evaluation of the energy access attributes - enables the evaluation of a baseline with respect to SDG 7: Affordable, reliable, and safe energy for all. The case study is also a pioneer application of the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI), which is also based on the MTF.

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