Niedermeier Design

Project Outcome

An Update on Project Outcome


Project Outcome was launched by the Public Library Association (PLA) and is part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative. The aim of the initiative was to fulfill a growing need to demonstrate the value libraries have in our communities, and the power they have to improve lives. Evidence from the initiative’s multi-year evaluation—designed and conducted by ORS Impact—helped improve outcome-based planning, and transform strategic decision-making and advocacy efforts at public libraries by making accessible the tools and resources library staff and leaders need to collect and use outcome data effectively. A Theory of Change outcome map, also developed by ORS Impact, was re-designed and helped inform PLA’s strategy and evaluation plan prior to implementation. We feel privileged to have taken part in telling the Project Outcome story. Check back regularly for additional PLA reports and Project Outcome updates.