Social Impact (SI)
Legal residence: USA
Contact person: Mark Bidus, VP, New Business Development
Address: 2300 Clarendon Boulevard Suite 1000 Arlington, VA 22201 USA
Phone: +1 703.465.1884
Sectors: Rural Development, Civil Society & NGOs, Education, Energy, Environment & NRM, Food Security, Gender, Health, Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Macro-Econ. & Public Finance, Micro-finance, Poverty Reduction, Social Development, Trade, Youth, Monitoring & Evaluation, Migration, Human Rights, Tourism, Anti-Corruption, Conflict, Water & Sanitation, Democratization, Justice Reform, Law, Media and Communications, SME & Private Sector, Programme & Resource Management, Research, Disaster Reduction , Agriculture, Decentralization & Local Development, Design
Funding agencies: ADB, AfDB, DFAT, CIDA, DANIDA, DFID, IADB, MCC, UNDP, USAID, AFD, US Department of State
Social Impact (SI), a small woman-owned business with over 40 associates, was founded in 1996 on the desire to make international development more effective in improving people’s lives. SI’s core mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations that work to enhance sustainable development and the social and economic well-being of people around the world. SI uses a people-centered, participatory approach, measuring the effectiveness of our interventions by how they meaningfully affect the lives of the women, men and children we serve and offering them a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. SI values local knowledge, assets, resources, learning, and traditions, building on them to promote appropriate and enduring solutions. SI seeks to identify, document and create global best practices in managing social change in tandem with our clients and partners. SI harnesses multidisciplinary approaches and teams to solve complex and multifaceted development challenges. Last but not least, SI manages a double bottom line, gauging our success by our ability to create measurable social benefits and maintain a profitable enterprise.
SI has worked on over 1,000 projects in more than 120 countries with clients such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. SI’s lean, streamlined operations and technical depth have allowed the firm to successfully implement individual contracts with budgets as high as $8.5 million.
SI works across sectors to reduce poverty; improve health, education and the lives of women and children; promote peace and democratic governance; strengthen civil society; foster economic growth; and protect the environment. SI brings exceptional experience in program design; performance M&E (M&E); large-scale strategic planning and management; partnerships; and organizational development. The following are just a few examples of SI’s programmatic strengths across practices, including Democracy and Governance (DG), Health and Education, the Environment, and Economic Growth (EG).