March, 2024

ETP Launches our Global Impact Framework

ETP is pleased to launch our Global Impact Framework, our robust structure for monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Leaves on a tea bush. Moran Tea Estate, Assam.
Leaves on a tea bush. Moran Tea Estate, Assam.
Leaves on a tea bush. Moran Tea Estate, Assam.

Alongside our 2023 Annual Report, ETP is pleased to launch our Global Impact Framework, our robust structure for monitoring, evaluation, and learning. The Global Impact Framework demonstrates impact of ETP’s work to tackle issues across economics, equality, and the environment.

The Framework consists of two inter-linked parts; one measures Initiative Impact, while the other tracks ETP’s contribution to Sector Change:

  • Initiative Impact Data: to quantify the specific outcomes of our initiatives.
  • Sector Change Evidence: to go beyond the numbers to explore how we are influencing progress in tea.

The Framework was created to demonstrate the impact of our work and how effectively we are delivering our transformational strategy. When creating the framework, our goal was to create a consistent, simple structure, easily understood by our team, members, partners, and the sector as a whole – eliminating any complexities that can hinder effective reporting.

By systematically and regularly assessing the outcomes and impact of our work through our framework, we gain valuable insights that help inform our decision-making.

Our Global Impact Framework demonstrates the impact of our work to tackle issues across economics, equality, and the environment.

Monitoring the progress of our initiatives

Our Initiative Impact Data monitor the progress of our initiatives.

We monitor initiatives using quantitative Core Indicators. With these, we assess outcome changes, and compile and update them annually. We also evaluate our initiatives’ effectiveness using Supporting Indicators that are more flexible and tailored to their unique context.

Core indicators

Core Indicators are our main Initiative Impact Data and demonstrate our contribution to addressing issues across economics, equality, and the environment. They are included in most initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks.

We update Core Indicators annually, compiling data collected from our initiatives. They enable us to compare the effectiveness of our work in each country.

The information reported is dependent on our initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities and focus. We are in the early stages of our reporting, so some Core Indicators will not be available in our initial years of reporting, and will be informed in the near future.

Supporting Indicators

Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected in addition to Core Indicators from each initiative’s unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to delivering our transformational strategy.

Unlike Core Indicators, these are not directly comparable with one another.

Influencing change in tea

Sector Change Evidence

Sector Change Evidence explores how our work to convene partners and facilitate collaboration influences change in tea and directly contributes to our vision.

We capture instances where ETP has contributed to progress, such as bringing together the right stakeholders from across the supply chain to spark action on progressive policies.

This aspect of our work provides qualitative and anecdotal evidence of our influence. Although less tangible by nature and harder to quantify, viewed alongside our Initiative Indicators, they provide a full picture of ETP’s impact.

All Sector Change Evidence demonstrates the collective efforts of ETP, our members, and our partners, and cannot be fully attributed to our efforts alone.

We use an adapted version of Outcome Harvesting methodology to ensure that robust step-by-step processes are undertaken before we communicate any Sector Evolution Indicators externally.