Evaluation Glossary

Institutional Development Impact

Institutional development impact is the extent to which an intervention improves or weakens the ability of a country or region to make more efficient, equitable, and sustainable use of its human, financial, and natural resources, for example through: (a) better definition, stability, transparency, enforceability and predictability of institutional arrangements and/or (b) better alignment of the mission and capacity of an organization with its mandate, which derives from these institutional arrangements. Such impacts can include intended and unintended effects of an action.


Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.

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