Impact is at the heart of our funding. Studying and assessing impact is a continual and constant process at Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives.
Impact is the positive difference in the lives of vulnerable people--as a result of our partners’ efforts. It is also about finding out whether such work has led to systemic change or has had a direct or indirect effect on the sector itself, or on society at large. It also requires learning how to further our funding in a given area and focus our strategies in the most meaningful direction so there is maximum benefit.
Impact for us is change that happens on many levels and across perspectives. Hence, we classify it into five perspectives:
Our Impact practice has a young and growing team. It is tasked with proving and improving the impact of our work. Our organisational approach to impact is:
While we currently consider impact as an aggregate of multiple interventions, our intent is to take an “outside in” view of what impact we intend to see, given our mission and choices of domains.