Enables the incorporation of findings into the decision making process.


Documents robust and credible evidence on performance and outcomes.


Provides comprehensive information on what works and what does not.


Evaluation is not a one time event, but is an ongoing process which helps decision makers better understand the project

Impact Evaluation is not only the work of the evaluator but every stakeholder should be involved in determining impact

Evaluation should not be viewed as an accountability measuring stick imposed on projects, but rather as a management and learning tool for projects

A monitoring & Evaluation system should encourage stakeholder feedback fuelling reflection and learning at regular intervals


Contextualised tools and methods

A comprehensive methodology used in the philanthropy, not-for- profit and Government sector to promote social change. It is mapped in an ‘Outcome Framework’ which defines long-term goals for social change and then maps backward the activities that must be undertaken to achieve and sustain the desired change. A well-developed ToC ensures efficiency in planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects.

Develop a
Theory of


Emphasis is laid on practical, ongoing evaluation strategies
that involve all program stakeholders, not just evaluation experts.

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

Social Audit

Social Audit

Longitudinal and Cross Sectional Studies

Longitudinal and Cross Sectional Studies

Quasi-experimental methods

Quasi-experimental methods

Social Return on InvestmentA principles-based methodology for measuring financial values i.e. environmental and social dimensions which are not reflected in conventional financial accounts. It is derived through an SROI ratio which analyses the value of the social and environmental benefits created as against the value of the economic investment. It incorporates social, environmental, economic and other values into the decision making process.


We focus on periodic, objective assessments of a planned, ongoing, or completed project, program, or policy,
to answer specific questions related to design, implementation, and results.

  • 22 locations in 12 states

  • Government

  • Oct, 2015 - Jan, 2016

NSDC partners with corporates and the National Skill Development Fund to provide skill training to youth candidates across India. 4th Wheel has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for some of these partnerships to monitor and evaluate progress and impact of the training programs. We conduct regular impact evaluations and documentation which is an integral part of these programs.

  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

  • Social Enterprise

  • July, 2016 - Sept, 2016

Fifth Estate works on a collaborative social development model with the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Fifth Estate has been able to garner monetary and administrative support to 20 social enterprises through its model. 4th Wheel is assessing the impact created by Fifth Estate on a policy as well as beneficiary level, basing the research on secondary literature, qualitative interviews and a quantitative feedback survey.

  • Bangalore, Karnataka

  • NGO

  • July, 2016 - Sept, 2016

The After School Life Skills Program (ASLSP) was conceptualised in 2002 by Dream A Dream. ASLSP uses the medium of sports and arts to engage and develop critical life skills. The purpose of the retrospective evaluation is to find out if and how the ASLSP has developed the knowledge, skills and attitudes for young people between the ages 20 - 22 to have a significant impact on life outcomes. A quasi-experimental study was initiated to measure the life outcomes of participants on the basis of the World Health Organisation Quality of Life assessment (WHOQOL) tool and scores on the Prepared For Life (PFL) scale.

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • NGO

  • Nov, 2015 - Oct, 2016

EmPower Foundation is funding a program on non-traditional livelihoods for women in the urban slums of Ahmedabad. Saath, the implementing agency, is undertaking training programs on micro-entrepreneurship and non-traditional trades for 500 adolescents and women. 4th Wheel has undertaken data collection for the baseline, midline and endline through SurveyCTO and has devised an impact index for the project to measure different indicators like the increase in knowledge, impact on livelihood options, market linkages, changes in income levels of the participants among others.

  • Gujarat

  • Corporate

  • Nov, 2012 - Feb, 2013

4th Wheel conducted an SROI for Adani Foundation’s Education programs in Mundra, Gujarat. By monetizing these indicators, financial equivalents to social and environmental returns were created. The study undertook behavioral experiments with stakeholders including principals, teachers, parents, students, SMC, local implementing team and community leaders. This resulted in a financial representation of the value created by Adani Foundation’s efforts. It showcased tangible and measurable results achieved by the organisation and contributed to strengthening old programs and devising future initiatives.

  • Uttar Pradesh

  • Social Enterprise

  • Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

Orion Edutech along with corporate support has set up Kaushal Vikas Kendras which imparts skill development for the unemployed youth and women of Uttar Pradesh. Trainings undertaken include Beauty and Wellness, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Apparel, Healthcare, Telecom and Electronics. The program aims to reach 6000 participants in 117 villages of Uttar Pradesh in the first phase. The objective of the evaluation has been to assess the impact of the training in terms of change in aspirations, level of satisfaction among participants, opportunities and jobs created and future suggestions for improvement. The assessment is based on intensive desk research, a post-assessment survey and semi-structured interviews, covering the perception of participants, trainers and family/parents to draw important conclusions on the impact of the program.

  • Gujarat

  • Social Enterprise

  • March, 2013 - May, 2013

Learning Delight (LD) is an ICT software designed to make learning interactive, easy and effective. Reach of the software extends to over 700 schools in Gujarat. It is mainly used in Government schools and supported by Corporates to enhance learning in classroom teaching.A pre-post evaluation was conducted by 4th Wheel to test knowledge levels of the students and the expectations of the students, teachers and principles from the usage of Learning Delight.

  • Bangalore

  • Social Enterprise

  • June 2017

4WSI supported Quest Alliance in creating a consistent, transparent and context sensitive Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework for their ‘MasterCoach’ program – a blended learning model to build 21st century skills among trainers and teachers across the country. The conceptualization of the framework followed a participatory process, involving crucial stakeholders to draft and verify a Theory of Change for the program. The final deliverable was a detailed M&E plan and toolkit, which includes key outcomes and indicators, tools and instruments, and roles and responsibilities. This enabled Quest Alliance to roll out a consistent M&E system for their Train the Trainer programme to assess short, medium and long-termoutcomes. Further handholding support has been provided during the implementation phase.