Measuring Impact of PBDD

Measuring Impact of Digital Inclusion Work – Last revised July 23, 2018

There was a Digital Inclusion Outcomes-Based Evaluation By Colin Rhinesmith and Angela Siefer published by the Benton Foundation, May 2017 that was distributed at the Net Inclusion 2017 conference. This report defines outcomes-based evaluation as observable and measurable changes that happen at individual, program and/or community level.

PBDD aims to:

  • Gather and share information relevant to non-profit refurbishers and technical training agencies regarding programs, processes, and resources.
  • Encourage initiatives in underserved communities to bridge the digital divide.
  • Build on existing structures to identify and address needs which aren’t being met.

At PBDD, we measure impact by:

  • Number of partner agencies
  • Number of white pages published
  • Amount of information made available through our web pages
  • Extent to which web pages are being used

We have expanded to thirty-two partner agencies, published five white papers describing the lessons from our partners in various arenas, and amassed a collection of digital inclusion training material on our web site.