Putting evaluations to use: from measuring to endorsing social value

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This research paper examines the importance of social value measurement in the context of the Social Value Act. This includes assessment of evaluation frameworks and how they can be used to better understand the concept of social value. Details are given on how third sector organisations can effectively provide public services.

The six evaluation frameworks outlined in this report are:

  • Social Return on Investment
  • Logic modelling
  • Questant
  • The Outcomes Star (OS)
  • Local multiplier 3 (LM3)
  • Volunteering impact assessment toolkit (VIAT)


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