Shaping Practices Influencing Policies Impacting Lives

Created in 2010, IMPACT is a Geneva-based NGO and the largest independent data provider in contexts of crisis. We aim to support a range of stakeholders in making better, more informed decisions in humanitarian, stabilisation, and development settings. We believe that a key pathway to better planning and decision-making is direct engagement with local communities and their leaders.

Through our team of assessment, data, geospatial, and thematic specialists, we promote the design of people-centred research and set standards for collecting and analysing rigorous, high quality data in complex environments. IMPACT also aims to foster partnerships and build capacities with key stakeholders.

IMPACT takes an initiative-based approach to structuring our programming. Each initiative has a specific aim, operational model, and portfolio of solutions.

  • REACH strengthens evidence-based humanitarian decision-making through efficient data collection, management, and analysis – before, during, and after an emergency.
  • AGORA promotes localised and multi-sectoral aid action in support of the recovery and stabilisation of crisis-affected communities, in partnership with local stakeholders.
  • PANDA improves the impact of humanitarian and development interventions through programme design, assessments, and monitoring & evaluation.


To shape practices and influence policies in humanitarian and development settings in order to positively impact individuals and communities. We, as a think and do-tank, enable better and more effective decision-making by generating and promoting knowledge, tools and best-practices for humanitarian and development stakeholders. We believe that by understanding settlements through the lens of community dynamics, governance structures and socio-economic relationships, we can positively impact the lives of people, improve communities’ development pathways and contribute to a fairer world.



To act as a catalyst for change of aid practices and policies in order to sustainably impact individuals and their communities.



  • International Experts
    International Experts
  • Projects
  • Countries
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We have a footprint in 30+ countries, with more than 400 staff in our country offices and Geneva HQ. Through our global team of research specialists, on average IMPACT publishes more than 2,000 information products on a yearly basis. Furthermore, our programmes are made possible by the contribution of hundreds of enumerators who are vital in supporting IMPACT with data collection and field research.

Aside from ongoing projects, IMPACT deploys its staff to sudden onset crises and disasters, supporting evidence-based and inclusive aid planning from the very beginning of emergencies to post-crisis environments.

Thanks to the relevance and success of our work, IMPACT is expanding quickly. We are continuously looking for talented new team members to join us both in the field as well as in our HQ in Geneva.