Tree of Life Zimbabwe has a strong evidence-based ethic. As such we have an expansive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework to help track progress and impact.
We also partner with the US-based Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), locally based Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) for research and evaluation. In 2012 an impact evaluation, conducted by CVT, proved that both Tree of Life’s interventions improved participants’ mental health outcomes as well as their attitudes to community life.
We monitor and evaluate our work through:
- Extensive quantitative data collection, data capture and data analysis
- Use of the SRQ-20 and the ZCLQ-20 for quantitative data
- Collection of qualitative feedback, through stories, interviews and workshop evaluations
- Regular Learning and Reflection events both internally and with network Partners
We also engage in research partnerships with the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), USA, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and select local Universities.