External Evaluation Shows Extraordinary Impact of Treatment and MiracleFeet's Approach

April 26, 2019

Driven by a desire to understand the long-term effects of our programs on the children, families, and healthcare providers we serve, MiracleFeet partnered with Acumen-founded Lean Data (now 60 Decibels) to conduct an in-depth external evaluation of three long-running programs in Tanzania, India, and the Philippines. The results (from interviews with 470 guardians and 70 providers) were extremely positive, indicating levels of impact and consistency rarely seen by Lean Data.

MiracleFeet exceeded, and in some cases nearly doubled, benchmarks of client satisfaction and success from Lean Data’s portfolio of 300+ evaluations for leading organizations, like the Omidyar Network, World Bank, UKAID, and many others. Acumen’s outgoing Chief Innovation Officer Sasha Dichter, now head of their spin-off, 60 Decibels, said:

“We’ve done more than 300 projects, and to have 98% of your beneficiaries say that ‘the intervention you did worked’—and to report such high levels of satisfaction, with uniformity across very different countries and contexts—was quite notable. The level of consistency in MiracleFeet’s results is one of the highest we’ve seen.”

Measures of family and provider satisfaction, as well as treatment success were high and uniform across countries studied—suggesting MiracleFeet’s model and the Ponseti Method are both highly effective and inherently scalable. This external review validates the extreme impact that providing high-quality clubfoot treatment has on children’s lives.

60 Decibels makes it easy to listen to the people who matter most. 60 Decibels is an impact measurement company that helps organizations around the world better understand their customers, suppliers, and beneficiaries. Its proprietary approach, Lean DataSM, brings customer-centricity, speed and responsiveness to impact measurement. 60 Decibels has a network of 120+ trained Lean DataSM researchers in 32 countries who speak directly to customers to understand their lived experience. By combining voice, SMS, and other technologies to collect data remotely with proprietary survey tools, 60 Decibels helps clients listen more effectively and benchmark their social performance against their peers.