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Articles, reports and essays discussing evidence and impact 

ArticleSocial Impact Bonds: The Role of Private Capital in Outcome-Based CommissioningSocial Impact Bonds: The Role of Private Capital in Outcome-Based Commissioning"The findings of this paper suggest that private social investment helps overcome some of the existing limitations of…
ArticleMeasuring essential skills & non-academic outcomesMeasuring essential skills & non-academic outcomes"One of the challenges in this field is the considerable debate about how to define and measure various aspects of soc…
ArticleLove and carnationsLove and carnations"The truth is that you can measure love." In this blog for Power to Change, adapted from a keynote address to the Soci…
ArticleMonitoring, Evaluation and Impact : A call for changeMonitoring, Evaluation and Impact : A call for change"In the current climate of increasing need for community resilience, our vision is to begin a conversation through whi…
ArticleThe principles of good impact reportingThe principles of good impact reporting"Good impact reporting helps beneficiaries, volunteers, donors, funders and other supporters understand and engage wit…
ArticleIn doubt: questioning the future of the impact agendaIn doubt: questioning the future of the impact agendaIn November 2016, Renaisi and the Centre for Youth Impact convened a meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities i…
ArticleShow Me the MoneyShow Me the Money"A comprehensive estimation of the costs of service delivery is essential for both commissioners and service delivery…
ArticleEvidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people's evidenceEvidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people's evidenceWritten by the Knowledge Translation Network 'Evidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people's e…
ArticleWhy don’t decision makers use evidence, and what can be done about it?Why don’t decision makers use evidence,  and what can be done about it?"We also don’t yet fully understand the related challenges of how to create stronger links between research users an…

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