Beyond Measurement Blogs

A Clash of Mindsets: Finding a middle way between different impact methodologies. Part 2

by SIAA Member · Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A Clash of Mindsets: Finding a middle way between different impact methodologies. Part 2 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

A Clash of Mindsets: Finding a middle way between different impact methodologies. Part 1

by SIAA Member · Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Joy MacKeith from Triangle discusses the tensions between key approaches to social impact analysis.

How Do You Put Impact Measurement at the Heart of What You Do?

by SIAA Member · Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Harry Hoare from Social Finance UK discusses how Social Impact Bonds make measurement king.

How Can We Reconcile Evaluation with Politics?

by SIAA Member · Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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.

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Beyond Measurement Conference Publication

by Eleanor Radford · Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

SIAA’s 2013 annual conference, Beyond Measurement, took place on December 10th at ESSEC Business School in France. This publication provides reflections on the day and access to further resources.

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Beyond Measurement: a change from what is so, to so what?

by Ruth Whateley · Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Following the success of SIAA’s 2013 conference, Beyond Measurement, SIAA manager, Ruth, reflects on the themes of the day.

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2013 SIAA Conference: Is Impact Measurement the Highway to Hell?

by SIAA Member · Monday, December 16th, 2013

SIAA member Martial Paris discusses why your impact journey should be travelled with caution.

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Stop now and get your measurement sh*t together

by The SIAA team · Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

What is the purpose of measuring things? SIAA Chairman, Jeremy, discusses what beyond measurement means to him.

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Beyond Measurement Toward Feasibility

by The SIAA team · Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Going beyond measurement toward feasibility…SIAA trustee, Bettina, explains why she’s looking forward to our annual conference.

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Focus on Impact, not Measurement!

by The SIAA team · Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Andreas Rickert explains why we should go beyond measurement and focus on impact.