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Over the course of 413 projects with 219 companies, we have helped our clients listen to 99,205 people in 32 languages across 34 countries. Our clients include Acumen, CDC, Ceniarth, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Omidyar Network, Omnivore, Soros Economic Development Fund, Unilever, and many others.

“This is the most insightful report we have done with smallholders, period.”

David Ellis, CEO, Ethiochicken

Lean Data White Paper

If you're keen to learn more about the "why" of our work, including the systemic changes we aim to create, read our White Paper.

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“I don't think this is Lean Data, this is mind-blowing data!”

Dr. Aloric Aroojis, Medical Director
Miracle Feet India and Global Operations


We worked with the Omidyar Network to measure the impact of 36 of their investees. Read about what the Omidyar Network learned by downloading the report.

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“This data was a real eye-opener…
I was shocked by how honest the answers were.”

Willem Nolens, CEO, SolarNow

Acumen Energy
Portfolio Report

The Energy Impact Report analyzes the results of the 21 Lean DataSM Energy projects in 2017. We talked to more than 5,500 customers across 11 countries, focusing on 18 impact indicators ranging from income level to energy access.

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“The Lean Data exercise was an eye opener for LabourNet. We got great customer insights.”

Gayathri Vasudevan, CEO, LabourNet

SSIR: The Power
of Lean Data

Our seminal article that introduced Lean Data to the world. Read our Winter 2016 cover story from Stanford Social Innovation Review to learn about the history of Lean Data and the principles of the approach.

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“We feel good about the positive results but even more excited about the things you pointed out that we can work on.”

Ella Gudwin, President, VisionSpring

Learn About Lean Data

Take the Lean DataSM online course at +Acumen. It’s designed for social enterprises and non-profits who are in the early stages of building their impact strategy. You’ll discuss case studies from companies that have used Lean Data to gain new insights, and build an action plan to run your own Lean Data sprint. Join the 25,336 people who have already taken our course.

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“Lean Data has provided actionable insights for our funds, and helped to build customer-centricity into our investees.”

Martina Castro, Executive Development Impact, CDC Group

Measure Better

In partnership with ImpactAlpha, the “Measure Better” series features investment practitioners and thought leaders who describe how our work is putting customers at the center of their impact strategies.

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“60 Decibels has provided us with a deep level of customer intelligence which allows us to improve our service and the impact it has on the lives of our customers. Their extensive experience in our markets allows them to provide contextually-informed and relevant insights on which we can immediately take action.”

Sam Slaughter, CEO, PowerGen


We helped MiracleFeet measure the impact of their programs on the children, families, and healthcare providers they serve. Read about what Miracle Feet learned by downloading the report.

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