Monitoring and Evaluating Fair Trade Community Based Organizations

Client: Global Goods Partners
Faculty: David Winder, Charles Bailey
Team: Becky Bavinger, Morgan Dixon, Anna Kichorowsky, Dan Pargee, Chia Jui (Erica) Wu
Year: 2012
Global Goods Partners (GGP) is a US-based nonprofit that sells and markets handmade, fair trade artisan goods produced by over 40 community-based organizations (CBOs) in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. GGP aims to improve sustainable livelihoods for communities and seeks to understand how its operations support local economic empowerment, education, health, and women's rights. The Capstone team developed a monitoring and evaluation framework to measure and document the social impact of GGP’s partnerships. The team conducted field interviews with artisans and management in Nepal and Guatemala, developed a matrix of social and economic indicators that align with the reporting priorities of GGP and partner CBOs, and created a virtual survey tool and evaluation framework to help GGP collect and analyze data. The field data, tools, and framework were compiled into a final report that GGP will use to further its mission and conduct an impact evaluation in the future.