“Impact is not just the product of innovation – it is the process of innovation.”
– Amy Smith, MIT D-Lab Founding Director
And the process of measuring our impact – on D-Lab students, on the communities around the world with which we work, on how research is carried in vulnerable communities, and much more – is something we take seriously.
MIT D-Lab has professionally trained, deeply experienced staff members who thoughtfully and systematically measure the impact of our work. Their approach to impact measurement is guided by three principles: integrity, learning, and participation. Read more about MIT D-Lab's approach to measuring impact.
Our impact goals
- Better, more relevant products and services reach the users who need them
- Expanded livelihood opportunities improve the incomes of people living in poverty
- Engaged and creative communities take the lead in tackling new challenges
- Vibrant, inclusive innovation ecosystems support new ideas at every level
- Development, design, and academic programs tackle poverty challenges in a more participatory way