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Local authorities: Commissioning for outcomes

We have recently, with NEF, launched a training course for local authorities on commissioning for outcomes and co-production. The first course was in November, held in London. Click here for more details. Anyone interested in registering for more information about the course should… Read more »


Visionary public services: a how-to commissioning guide

Photo credit Nick Page. NEF has published a practical guide, Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production aimed at local authorities. NEF’s approach to commissioning provides a framework, a set of principles and practical guidance to re-assess how services are currently provided. It can… Read more »


Community-based adaptation to climate change makes economic sense

CARE report image

AUTHOR: Fiona Percy, CARE International and NEF Consulting.  CARE International commissioned NEF Consulting to analyse the costs and benefits associated with investing in climate change adaptation in Dakoro, Niger. In the face of climate change, development policy will need to embed adaptation in its… Read more »


Social Value Matters Conference, Milan, June 2014

Natalie Nicholles, associate director of NEF Consulting, and Richard Spencer of the ICAEW, discussed the role of social value in creating a new economic system at the recent SROI Network event in Milan on putting social value measurement into practise…. Read more »


Regent’s Place at 30

British Land: Regent's Place

A view from NEF Consulting – Extract from the British Land report “When NEF Consulting was commissioned to review the social, environmental and economic impacts of Regent’s Place over the 30 years since British Land first invested in the area,… Read more »


How a city-wide approach to employment support works

AUTHORS: Rosemary Maguire and Natalie Nicholles. Statistics on unemployment are never far from newspaper headlines; the number of people out of work, the number of people on benefits, the success (or otherwise) of government programmes, the type of people on… Read more »


Wellbeing at work: 5 things every employer should know

Well-being at work report

Photo credit:  Ronny-André Bendiksen MARCH 26, 2014 // BY: KAREN JEFFREY Wellbeing is in the news again, thanks to new Cabinet Office research into which jobs make us happiest. The findings show that legal professionals (earning on average £75k) report lower average life satisfaction… Read more »


Mind: The economic benefits of Ecominds

Thanks to support from the Big Lottery Fund since 2009, Mind’s Ecominds scheme funded 130 environmental projects in England that help people living with mental health problems get involved in green activities to improve their confidence, self-esteem, physical and mental health. Projects range from… Read more »


Finalists in Placemaking Awards 2013

Placemaking Awards

The CIL Knowledge Partnership, a collaboration including NEF Consulting, was shortlisted as Planning Consultancy of the Year at the Placemaking Awards 2013.  The partnership was formed to provide specialist consultancy to councils to help plan and finance growth. The Placemaking Awards… Read more »