Social Return on Interventions (SROI)

We Measure Because It Matters

Impact measurement and community participation are two key aspects of TVM. Every initiative is implemented using a model of 80:20 for personnel participation. 80% of the workforce is taken from within the community and 20% from KGVK personnel. Upon completion of the 90-day implementation cycle, the impact of each initiative is measured using Social Return on Interventions (SROI) – a tool that has been developed internally at KGVK to enable transparency and increase accountability.

Social Return on Interventions (SROI) is a unique model, in that it places utmost importance on stakeholders' involvement, a feature that sets it apart from conventional cost - benefit analysis. The impact of interventions is measured not only in monetary terms but also in social and environmental outcomes.

The process of Social Return on Interventions (SROI) involves the community as they help us understand the kind of impact that our interventions are creating.  

KGVK is presently measuring impacts across the verticles of Natural Resource Management (NRM). For instance, Systematic Root Intensification (SRI) has shown nearly 50% increase in acreage and doubling of output compared to traditional method of cropping.

In health, measurements have been completed for water based interventions and vector-borne diseases.

For income generation, activities have been measured across the verticals in livelihood through in-depth interviews, household surveys, Focus Group Discussions and sampling methods.

The first Social Return on Interventions (SROI) report was generated in 2012 for 21 TVM villages across 5 key interventions, and this has helped the organisation to understand gaps and address them in a focused manner.

5 steps to intervention planning in TVM

  • Transact Walk
    • Resource Mapping of village.
    • Seasonal disease analysis.
    • seasonal crop analysis.
  • Social mapping

  • Seasonality mapping

  • Resource mapping

  • Problem identification