The goal-based outcomes (GBO) tool is a simple and effective method to measure progress and outcomes of an intervention.  It grew out of work with children, young people and their families in mental health and emotional well-being settings but can be used in any setting, that is change-focused and goal-oriented – including adult and physical health contexts.

The tool tracks what is arguably the most important thing to measure in any intervention: “Is this helping you make progress towards the things that you really want help with?”

The GBO is free to use under a creative commons license and is currently available in English, Norwegian, and Japanese (French and Portuguese versions will be available soon). If you want to translate the GBO in to another language please get in touch

Guidance on using the GBO can be found here 

Copies of the GBO can be downloaded here