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Relationship to Target Beneficiaries (OD7900)

Describes the relationship between the organization and its target beneficiaries.
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IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Relationship to Target Beneficiaries (OD7900). v4.0.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the relationships that link the organization to its intended beneficiaries. Organizations are encouraged to report on this metric in conjunction with Target Beneficiaries (OD7212).
  • When reporting against this metric, organizations should qualitatively describe the relationship between their activities and their target beneficiaries (as indicated in Target Beneficiaries (OD7212)), focusing primarily on the number and type of intermediaries.
  • For example, an organization manufacturing solar lanterns and distributing them via a network of distributors might respond: "We target clients and distributors as our beneficiaries. The end users of the solar lanterns (clients) benefit from getting access to clean electricity/light and the distributors/retailers of the solar lanterns benefit by having jobs and generating income."
  • An organization that procures produce from farmers might respond as follows: "The smallholder farmers that supply the mangoes to the organization to produce mango juice are the target beneficiaries of the business. A portion of the mangoes are purchased directly from farmers and a portion of mangoes are purchased via a local cooperative which purchases directly from farmers."