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Joining the dots - Social Impact Measurement

Commissioned by East of England Development Agency In collaboration with The Guild, Mutual Advantage and Social Enterprise East of England

This research, commissioned in 2010, examined the use of Social Impact Measurement (SIM) for service delivery by Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) and by their commissioning organisations. The key focus of CEEDR's work in this project was an examination of the range of SIM models adopted by TSOs/social enterprises in order to assess the impacts of their services on people and the environment. The application and suitability of a wide range of SIM models such as Social Return on Investment (SROI), social auditing, cost benefit and environmental impact type analyses were examined, with recommendations being provided for SIM improvements and the future application of SIM, both within TSOs/social enterprises and by their commissioning organisations.

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