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A new report on Fairness Commissions

The New Economics Foundation has published a new report by Sarah Lyall. The following is a summary of the findings. In the face of severe spending cuts, many local authorities are struggling to tackle growing levels of inequality and poverty. Others are exploring… Read more »


SDU: Healthy Returns from Sustainability Actions

The Sustainability Development Unit (SDU) is funded by, and accountable to, NHS England and Public Health England.  NEF Consulting worked with them to identify some real life examples of projects across the NHS, public health and social care system helping to… Read more »


Evaluation of effectiveness of small cash grants

Family Action, supported by NEF Consulting and LankellyChase Foundation, have released the first findings from the innovative Open Doors programme. The programme distributes small cash grants via a network of partners who provide support to people experiencing extreme poverty and… Read more »


Introduction to SROI

with a case study for local authorities and LEPs. This one-day workshop will help organisations to measure their wider impact, looking beyond GVA and job numbers to measure other indicators of social and environmental impact such as knowledge, skills and… Read more »


The Knee High Design Challenge

NEF Consulting has been appointed to evaluate the social and economic impact of new services and products for children under five years old. The Knee High Design Challenge is an open innovation programme funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity,… Read more »


Evaluation of early childhood development interventions

Early childhood development

NEF Consulting evaluated ChildFund’s Responsive Parenting Program in Ecuador using a Social Return on Investment approach. The research indicates that if a long-term approach is combined with broader social valuation, the returns on investment in early childhood development interventions could… 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 »