We champion the evaluation of programs based on value created for the poor relative to cost and risk in terms of Social Returns on Investment (SROIs) that can be fairly and consistently compared across programs.  Better results will be generated for needy people as a result because best programs will receive priority funding and the costs of results will be lowered.

SMI specializes in helping clients frame expected results in terms of SROIs and then find highly cost-effective ways to measure actual results.  Our other competencies and activities all follow from these services.