Since its inception, The Synergist has aimed to achieve maximum impact for all its initiatives,
delivering benefits to as many stakeholder groups and individuals as possible.
This can be seen in The Synergist’s choice of focus areas and in the high-impact co-creation
Yet, assessing the results of (new) methods and the outputs of (eco)system-wide initiatives is not
an easy task. We have therefore decided to apply the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology
to our projects, in order to create a strong foundation for any impact-related analysis or result we
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The SROI methodology has a strong track record and is increasingly being applied to all activities and businesses that want to accurately monitor and improve their social impact.
In short, it aims to measure impact at the level of the people whose lives are changed by the activity to be monitored, and to assess the extent to which resources correctly used to generate their maximum positive impact.
The powerful effect of this methodology is that it fosters an iterative process: from the beginning of an initiative to its end, impact has to be measured and resources have to be (re-)allocated to improve positive impact.
At the Synergist, we have started applying this methodology to all our projects. Its iterative pattern matches our agile structure very well and guides our decision-making.
From theory to reality
The Synergist’s Impact
We have streamlined the above project structure across all our projects. The first step is to establish the backbone of the project, including the tools, processes and governance the project team will use.
Once this initial phase has been completed, ongoing project activities embed impact measurement making sure day-to-day activities and overall strategy remain aligned, while generating maximum impact.
On top of this, we strive to synergise other initiatives, filling the gaps coming from a fragmented approach, and delivering impact and outputs far beyond what any isolated initiative could reach.
In 2018, we have initiated impact measurement surveys for new initiatives for Break Dengue and PFMD. We have created a structure to encompass feedback from end-users/beneficiaries into our pilot projects as a commitment to deliver maximum positive impact. In the PFMD project we have started measuring the amazing powerful impact that synergizing with other stakeholders’ initiatives can generate.
We are proud that PFMD has been acknowledged as one of the major Patient Engagement initiatives globally, enabling the program to advance the global patient engagement ecosystem. This convergence of various initiatives and efforts, leadership and energy generates very powerful results. The change is happening !
new partners, bringing us to a total of 71
total partners (owned projects)
experts in patient engagement ecosystem
experts in dengue ecosystem
experts in maternal health ecosystem
total visits on our project websites
social media reach (total)
social media engagement (total)
new team members
team members in total
Impact at the collaborative platform or project level is described in the sections specific to each initiative:
Motherhood Collective Impact Programme (MCIP)
PatientFocused Medicines Development (PFMD)
Project Turnover (€)
Project Expenses (€)
In-kind contribution (€)
You can find here the audit report for the year ended.