We seek to understand, learn from, and improve global development activities. SI provides consulting, technical assistance, and training services to public and private aid agencies, non-governmental organizations, and governments. We help our clients plan for and measure development results. We strengthen staff and organizational performance. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty, improve health and education, promote peace and democratic governance, foster economic growth, and protect the environment.
In Ethiopia, SI contributes to expanding economic growth and improving health and education. SI provides monitoring, evaluation, and technical services such as GIS mapping services to increase accountability and evidence-based programming, learning, and adapting in USAID/Ethiopia development assistance.
SI provides technical assistance and capacity building support to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to help develop a systematic monitoring and evaluation system to inform stronger education policy and programs. We also help USAID determine the impact of primary education activities.
SI is working with USAID/Haiti to measure, monitor, and evaluate the impact of U.S. development assistance in the country. SI is providing services such as public opinion polls, baseline surveys, midterm and final performance evaluations, impact evaluations, and assessments.
SI provides comprehensive performance monitoring and evaluation services to ensure the effectiveness of USAID/Lebanon’s assistance programs. Our work furthers gender integration, environmental protection, and countering trafficking in persons. We also provide GIS mapping, communications services, and support for environmental compliance.
SI provides integrated monitoring, evaluation, and learning support to USAID/Liberia. Our work contributes to improved economic growth, governance, health, and education programs across Liberia through more robust M&E and adaptive management.
SI is building the capacity and sustainability of Mexican civil society organizations using USAID’s Human and Institutional Capacity Development approach. Our work focuses on local organizations that play a key role in crime and violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and human rights.
The Bangkok office serves as our regional hub for activities in Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. We support performance monitoring, conduct evaluations, and facilitate learning events. We produce evidence-based recommendations to improve the effectiveness of USAID programming in the region.
SI’s headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia just outside of Washington, DC. Our diverse team of more than 200 full-time technical experts, program managers, leadership, and administrative staff support SI programs in the United States and around the world.
Working with international and local partners, we advance the development effectiveness of diverse clients, such as:
US Agency for International Development
Millennium Challenge Corporation
US Department of State
United States Department of Agriculture
General Services Administration
UK Aid – Department for International Development (DFID)
The MasterCard Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The World Bank
Discovery Learning Alliance
African Development Bank
The Carter Center
Crown Agents USA
International Fund for Agricultural Development
The Manoff Group
We are action oriented and pragmatic. We take pride in creating useful products and delivering high-quality results.
ACT WITH INTEGRITY
We are honest, ethical, and transparent in our work and with each other. We welcome difficult conversations to ensure accountability.
COLLABORATE & LEARN
We value and empower all team members and encourage professional growth. We learn from our work and each other.
We are passionate about what we do. We relish our culture of fun and humor.
Rolf Sartorius and Patricia Hanscom form Social Impact in response to a growing global emphasis on making international development more effective in improving people’s lives. SI mobilizes a small group of outstanding global consultants with a deep appreciation for participatory development and results-based management.
SI focuses on applying best practices in program design to address HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. After passage of the Government Performance and Results Act, SI develops new tools and approaches to support results-based management of U.S. foreign assistance.
SI helps the World Bank enhance its effectiveness as a development agency. SI works with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives to strengthen program planning and management in fragile states. SI conducts impact evaluations for the US Millennium Challenge Corporation and partners with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
SI begins work with the MasterCard Foundation and provides services through the DFID Global Evaluation Framework Agreement. SI is named USAID Small Business of the Year in 2013 for demonstrating best practices in the field and serving as a model for small and minority-owned implementing partners.
As a mid-size business, SI continues its work supporting long-term program field offices and engaging in hundreds of short-term projects across the globe. SI continues to attract new clients, new talent, and to further its mission to advance development effectiveness.