Always on the way

Learning how to do things better is at the heart of our culture. We believe there are always ways to improve, so we can increase our impact for people and the planet.

As part of this, we use monitoring and evaluation to learn with our partners and with other funders. We ask our partners to consider lessons from research and evaluations when they apply for funding from us. We live our value “renew and improve” by commissioning independent evaluations of our work.

We’re open to sharing what we’ve learned and what our partners have achieved through our investments.


Disha evaluation

The IKEA Foundation commissioned Dalberg India to evaluate the Disha programme. Disha was launched in 2015 with the objective of economically empowering 1 million women.

Dollo Ado evaluation

The Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford undertook a retrospective evaluation of the impact of the programme supported by the IKEA Foundation in Dollo Ado.

We Mean Business evaluation

The IKEA Foundation commissioned Ross Strategic to undertake a strategic evaluation of the We Mean Business (WMB) coalition to inform planning and decision making from 2021 to 2025.

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Science-based target initiative (SBTi) evaluation

With the support of Deloitte France the IKEA Foundation enabled a comprehensive review of the SBTi. This strategic review provides a holistic view of SBTi’s current situation and analyses the opportunities and gaps that can help further drive its impact.

Jordan Refugee Livelihoods Development Impact Bond Evaluation framework

The IKEA Foundation has contracted Mathematica to conduct an independent evaluation of the Refugee Livelihoods Development Impact Bond in Jordan. This will measure the payment metrics and estimate the program’s impacts on participants’ economic and social wellbeing. The report describes the evaluation design.

Theory of Change and Operational Evaluation of ShareAction

This is the first independent evaluation that assesses both strategic and operational issues of ShareAction. Conducted by Ursus Consulting, it was intended to help position ShareAction to face the challenges in establishing its long-term niche and moving to scale over the next few years. The evaluation included the development of an overarching theory of change and a monitoring, learning and evaluation framework. It also provided inputs into ShareAction’s fund raising, communication strategies and governance and human resources arrangement.

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