This paper unveils new methodological advancements that will contribute to improving how to assess the impact of sustainability initiatives. The work is a part of the ‘Demonstrating and Improving Poverty Impacts’ initiative, made possible by the Ford Foundation.

COSA and its partner, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) created a baseline for understanding how coffee farmers in Kenya are affected by multiple certification and training initiatives. The work leveraged qualitative and quantitative elements to conduct contribution analysis with a difference in differences design.