Quarterly Impact Reports
|BOMA 2015 Annual Report|
|BOMA 2014 Annual Report|
|BOMA 2013 Annual Report|
|BOMA 2012 Annual Report|
Since its inception, BOMA has been committed to rigorous monitoring and evaluation as a way to continually improve our program and measure its impact on the lives of women and children in the arid lands.
Upon entering REAP, trained, independent enumerators gather baseline data on each participant using the BOMA Standard of Living Index (SOLI), a comprehensive survey that gauges standard of living. The SOLI is administered again, at program exit, to assess changes in living standards and business performance two years later.
In addition to basic household information about family composition, children, income sources, consumption habits, and monthly expenditures, the SOLI also assesses food security, nutrition, and diversity of asset ownership (livestock and non-livestock). The SOLI also aims to understand decision-making dynamics within the household, how BOMA business groups share resources and resolve conflicts, and levels of trust between participants and different groups in society. When participants exit REAP, the SOLI gathers detailed information related to business performance, such as stock value and cash on hand, recent sales, and the division of profits among group members.
Upon program exit, the degree to which individuals have progressed out of poverty is judged against nine criteria in five categories. An individual who has graduated from REAP therefore is reliably food secure, has more productive and household assets, multiple viable sources of income, and is able to successfully respond to shock, collectively reflecting a transition out of extreme poverty.
|Click here to read a summary of BOMA’s Randomized Controlled Trial|