Commissioned by the Small Business Service (now the Department for Business Innovation and Skills)
This project commissioned in 2002, developed a set of methodologies to measure the impact of different forms of enterprise (social and conventional) on local economies in disadvantaged rural and urban areas. The qualitative and quantitative impacts measured by the tools include: jobs created, services provided, money circulating in the local economy, building 'social capital', and building experience and skills. The results can be used to identify which types of enterprise have a larger impact on disadvantaged areas and to provide evidence of impact of public sector intervention.
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