Data Collection Methods

Mavuno regularly monitors a number of program indicators such as hectares in use, weather  patterns, and crops harvested, sold and consumed to track the progress of our partners.  

In terms of impact, Mavuno uses the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as one of our key metrics for success. The MPI measures indicators across 4 primary domains: health, education, living conditions and assets.

  • Health: We look at child mortality and food security. We use a tool to measure the access component of food security, assessing whether or not households have adequate income or other resources to access food.
  • Education: Looks at the number of school-aged children enrolled in school and the highest level of educational attainment for family members
  • Living Conditions: Looks at access to improved water and sanitation facilities and housing conditions
  • Assets: Looks at communication (phone/radio), transportation (vehicle/motorbike/bicycle) and business (livestock/land) assets owned by households.

We also measure business development, household income, profit generated and household expenses to see how increased incomes are leading to strategic investments across the 4 domains of the MPI. We recently completed a 6-month financial diaries project. The link to read the report is below:

Financial Diaries Report


The Dashboard

Below is the link for viewing Mavuno’s historical programmatic data. The link has 3 pages:

  1. A timeline that shows combined growth over time (you can hover on each season for more details)
  2. Seasonal growth by village. You can select an indicator from the drop down and any/all villages you would like to look at. It will show the value for that indicator per season and the percent change from the previous season.
  3. The raw data.

Historical Data

For any questions about the data, please contact VP of Operations Melissa Edmiston at

Mama Kahasa: A Case Study in Local Leadership

Mama Kahasa is a shining example of what our programmatic success looks like on an individual level. Please click the case study cover below to access.