Andrew Callaghan from Knightstone Housing describes the start of his journey towards implementing an approach to social impact measurement.
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Ruth Whateley, SIAA Manager, reports from the launch of EVPA’s guide to how European banks are currently active in venture philanthropy, social investment and impact investment.
Can we classify outcomes and impact indicators better?
by Neil Reeder, Lead Researcher & Director, LSE Cities & Head and Heart Economics There is, amongst many attempting to grow social enterprises, a backlash as to the perceived ‘gold standard’ of RCTs. For randomized approaches are often seen as expensive and/or producing results that relate to particular contexts (for clients’ conditions, community networks, and alternative forms of support) and so are not transferable. Nancy Cartwright’s 2012 book Evidence-based policy: a practical guide to doing it better provides a formidable list of ways that naïve assumptions of transferability can go wrong. It’s worth reminding ourselves, however, that gains from good
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Identifying and measuring a funder’s impact is difficult. Giving Evidence introduce 5 tools to help funders better understand their performance.
Joy MacKeith from Triangle discusses the tensions between key approaches to social impact analysis.
Harry Hoare from Social Finance UK discusses how Social Impact Bonds make measurement king.
Ben Rickey from ANSA summarises his workshop at our 2013 annual conference, discussing the difficulties that evaluators face in influencing the development of public policies.