Country Branches

Please find details about the TestE method here.
Testing the strength of Evidence.


  • HR&S Country Branches

Dates of zoom meetings, field visits, & PMP Reports


Test_E parameters

Collected TestE parameters in meetings with PMPs and TPs
when developing and adjusting the survey manual and when performing the surveys.



Per Branch & team leaders

  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
    • Put out a call for people to apply for the funds and to join as members. We pick out the ones we can support according to our criteria. Implement repayment plans.


All Branches – team leaders & deputy team leaders

Per Branch & team leaders

  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
    • Earn enough income for HR&S Branch Kenya
      to pay reimbursement to team members and to empower the RISE Centre.
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
    • Managing ActionInvest
    • Make the branch profitable so that we can reimburse staff and empower the RISE Centre.

Per Team members



  • Manage ActionInvest
  • Country branches to become profitable social enterprises. Enterprise that supports the under-served communities through sustainable operations and sustainable finances. Targeting
    • Interest
    • RISE fees
    • Country tenders
  • The HR&S Branches reach out to scientific institutions and advanced laboratories to offer REACH and FAST coaching.

  • The HR&S Country Branches also coordinate the 22RISE and TestE activities.

  • They manage the relations with the under-served communities  activites as well as the RISE Centres.

  • In the monthly meetings we will use the ROPE management strategy to define milestones for each team member based on the ambition set by team Togo within the frame of HR&S.

  • Team Leaders arrange country meetings with agenda and meeting minutes. Meeting minutes are shared in the Team Leader chat.
  • Deputy Team Leaders (or Team Leaders) sets a time for monthly meetings with HR&S Sweden that is suitable for the Team Members. The monthly meetings takes place during the first week every month. Deputy Team Leaders invite the Country Team and HR&S CEO for the meetings using the same zoom-link every month. The link has been provided by HR&S Sweden. The invitation comes with a proposed meeting agenda.
  • Supportive team spirit within country branches
  • Ensure intrinsic motivation
  • HR&S Branches are setting up own FB pages. Thereby they will help share and like and follow Action10 PB postings. It also creates and opportunity for Team Africa to interact with Africa.
  • RISEtalks have been launched.
  • HR&S country branches need their own back-up, we will focus on team-spirit, time management, ROPE, test and financial management.

Per Branch

  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
    • Renaud ensures the registration of the company.
    • Alexis develops a business plan so that the Agbolouwe village programme becomes financially sustainable.
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Outcome challenges

All Branches – team leaders & deputy team leaders

Per Branch & team leaders

  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
    • That team members attend monthly meetings with HR&S Sweden.
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
    • Identify the right partners to invest in who will be able to repay.




All Branches – team leaders & deputy team leaders

Per Branch & team leaders

  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
    • Everyone must states their availability on date and hours.
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
    • Assessing business plans before accepting a new RISE member
    • Training on record keeping, business planning, setting milestones and monitor progress




Per Branch & team leaders

  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
    • To present the size of the ActionInvest capital they want to manage in an upcoming ActionTalk. October 2022.
    • Identify other stakeholders who can support other projects or investments apart from loans by ActionInvest so that we can approach them; search on Google for opportunities. Kevin, October 2022. Offer:
      • i) Organizing and hosting international conferences
        ii) Running a research lab or writing proposals and carrying out research activities as a Branch
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
    • Members of Team Togo that intend to remain members must propose a meeting time that they will honour before 15 September.
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Business model

  • Generate income primarily from the interest generated from the business loans.
  • Another important source of income is  the RISE membership fees.
  • These funds shall reimburse active team-members, equip the RISE Centres and empower the country branches to scale.

Business plan


  • Each team member invest minimum one hour per day in their mile-stones.
  • Monthly meetings with HR&S Sweden.


Progress markers

Sustainable Impact


The respondents are identified and presented with: names, title, telephone numbers, level of education, home location, and family status. Also GDPR consent is collected if the respondent’s agree.



  1. Individual interviews, specific and open-ended, with
    • The PMP.
    • Management team members.
    • Each loan-taker present.
    • Family members present.
  2. Focal group interviews, with
    • Management team and PMP together.
    • All loan-takers of the village, who are present,  together.
  3. Collect testimonies, from a number of persons randomly chosen.
  4. Take photos.
  5. Record videos.
  6. Record interviews.
  7. Take notes in a dedicated notebook about everything that happens.

Micro data Survey questions

Social impact


Sustainable social impact refers to reaching the social good ambitions in a sustainable manner.

Measure twice a year since the start of the programme.

Social Good _ Direct Impact

Respondent: PMP

  • Compilation of the products that we offer:
    1. Business loans;
      Number of loans, size of loans, total capital. 
    2. Other
  • Compilation of the services that we offer:
    1. Weekly visits to collect refunds, coach and address challenges.
      1. type of coaching
      2. type of challenges
    2. Other
  • Number of Target partner business owners: xxx
  • PMP business generate profit.
    • Size of profit: xxx

Respondent: Target Partners

  • Compilation of the products that our Target Partners offer to their customers: xxx
    • Number of customer per product: xxx
  • Compilation of the services that our Target Partners offer to their customers: xxx
    • Number of customers per service: xxx
  • Target partner business owners generate profit.
    • Size of profit per TP: xxx

Respondent: Customers (customer survey)

  • Are customers content with products?
  • Are customers content with services?

Social Good _ Indirect Impact

Respondent: Target Partners & families.

  • Children well-being
    Children of the women who manages HR&S small-scale businesses.
    • Number of meals per day increased.
      From one to two or three.
      • Number of children: xxx
    • Education
      Tuition fee paid and school attendance made possible.
      • Number of children: xxx
  • Women well-being
    • The status of the women in the families has improved as the contribute with income.

Respondent: Customers (customer survey)


Institutional capacity

Respondent: PMP


  • Bookkeeping of international standards; compiling all receipts and invoices, perform bank reconciliation.
  • Annual auditing.
  • Respond to management reports from the auditor.


  • Who is in charge of the bookkeeping?
  • Who is doing the auditing?
  • What do the management reports look like?
  • Can we please see the books?

Project management

  • Are the number of Target Partners included, as expected? xxx.
  • Does the target partners deliver as expected? xxx.
  • Do you have regular meetings with the management team, if so, how often? xxx.
    • Do you take notes which are  included in the annual report?xxx.

Transparency & Efficiency

  • Communication between PMP and HR&S.
    • Maybe monthly reflections from PMP on WhatsApp. xxx.
  • Information from target partners on their satisfaction, needs, expectations. xxx.
    • To be written down and shared.
  • Share notes from the local management meetings. xxx.

Annual report

Due 15 February.

Target partner services

Ensure continuous feed-back from Target Partners. Information about their satisfaction, needs, expectations, xxx. Specially ask about their views on the ethics of the programme.

TP training, coaching & team building

  1. Training sessions: xxx
  2. Coaching sessions: xxx

Financial sustainability

Sustainable economy is when income, without donations, sustainably exceeds costs.

  1. When can a sustainable economy be expected ?
  2. What is the size of the required capital?
  3. Compile sources and levels of income?
  4. Compile sources and levels of expenses?

Sustainable business mind-set

  • ?

Does the income exceed the expenses?


Survey team & visit

PMP comment: Wednesdays, market day, are the only days suitable for meeting women and following up with them.


  1. The survey team consist of: Renaud, Elisabeth, Milohum, Yawo. 
  2. The team leader is: Renaud
  3. Date of the next visit: The visits are made on Wednesdays, the market day. xxx


  1. Dates of coming visits:


  1. Location of the visits:


  1. Visit arrangements: Offer snacks to focus group discussions.
  2. Travel arrangements:
  3. Travel costs:
  4. The sources for covering travel costs are:

Survey Team Preparations

Ensure the team has access to the tools required:

  • Written copy of the survey manual.
  • Camera; photos and videos.
  • Recorder.
  • Notebooks and pens.
  • Transportation means.
  • Food and water.

Divide areas of responsibility between team-members. Ensure that  each team member is clear about and comfortable with their own assignment as well as the team assignment.

The team assignments

  1. Making individual interviews.
    • Specific questions.
    • Open ended questions.
  2. Collect data from focal group discussions.
  3. Collect testimonies.
  4. Taking photos.
  5. Record videos.
  6. Record interviews.
  7. Taking notes in a dedicated notebook about everything that happens.

Preparing for the analysis of the data

  • Control
    The control is the base-line data, macro-data and the conditions in specific villages that are selected to join the programme, prior to mentioning about the programme.
  • Randomization
    Randomization among respondents is created by not announcing the survey date, and asking everyone who are present that day.
  • Statistical assessment method
    • Quantitative: ANOVA. Thus we need as much data as possible.
    • Qualitative: Simple compilation of statements.
  • Contribution tracing. Identifying other actors in the village, what do they contribute with, how many are involved and how do they benefit. Consider to collaborate with other actors.
  • Ethics. Normal ethics plus asking the respondents about their views on ethics.

Compilation of Outcome data


Progress marker scoring


Compilation of names of respondents and GDPR consent: xxx