Outcomes drive strategy, not the other way around.
Mission Measurement helps public sector clients to measure, evaluate and maximize their social impact. We work across the entire public sector ecosystem, helping federal agencies, multilateral institutions, and implementer organizations measure what really matters: the compelling outcomes that constitute meaningful impact.
We offer a profoundly different approach to measurement and evaluation (M&E)—rather than tallying activities and outputs, we leverage research to help our clients identify, measure and communicate the high-value outcomes that indicate progress toward long-term, systemic change.
But Mission Measurement is more than a measurement firm. We use market research and our unique position at the intersection of the public, private and social sectors to innovate strategies, create uncommon partnerships, and improve public programs across the country and around the world. Our work helps public agencies maximize their impact and increase the effectiveness of public funding.
Mission Measurement works with public sector clients in two primary ways:
Beyond Accountability: Measure Outcomes, Not Activities
We use measurement to maximize impact and allocate resources. Mission Measurement specializes in measuring the seemingly intangible: near-term, high-value outcomes that indicate progress toward long-term, systemic impact. Our work is rigorous, but practical. We create new data through smart proxies and use measurement to facilitate learning, improve programs and align resources with desired results.
Mission Measurement’s M&E services drive results throughout the program lifecycle. Early on, we design measurement plans to align with donor frameworks, helping implementers improve their responses to RFPs and RFAs. As programs take shape, we provide compelling and credible data to attract additional partners and resources. Then, we evaluate program performance throughout implementation, combining remote smart proxy data with on-the-ground data collection. Finally, we create ongoing and post-project program evaluation reports that use qualitative and quantitative data to capture results, tell a compelling story and highlight opportunities to improve impact and create more value.
Outcomes and Innovation Drive Partnerships and Program Design
Mission Measurement designs and improves publically-funded programs and public-private partnerships to maximize impact. Our program design work is outcomes-driven: We identify desired outcomes and then use research to help design the programs that are best able to produce these outcomes. We also specialize in cross-sector partnerships, helping public agencies leverage the private sector to solve social problems. Our work with leading corporations such as Walmart, Kraft Foods, The Walt Disney Company, McDonald’s and Cisco gives our team unique insight into the market-based solutions best suited to social and economic problems.