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CEO of the innovation foundation Nesta in the UK.

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Case study: Using creative methods to assess a major event

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Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  How do you know if an event changed anything? Nesta used creative methods like video diaries to follow up with attendees from its FutureFest event. The results helped it re-design the event, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan, in the final part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case study: Assessing an impact investment fund using an impact audit

Opinion

Geoff Mulgan, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  How do we know what difference impact investing makes? Nesta commissioned an impact audit to assess its impact investment fund, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case Study: Assessing the impact of an impact investment

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Geoff Mulgan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  Can tutors help children improve their maths? The Nesta Impact Investment team supported Third Space Learning to undertake a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation to assess whether supporting children’s learning with a tutor made a difference, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case Study: Using mixed methods to understand the value of developing a typology of innovation agencies

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Geoff Mulgan, Tuesday, 18th June 2019 -  This programme developed a typology of innovation agencies around the world, and then used follow up qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and develop its value to agencies, writes Geoff Mulgan, as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case Study: Embedding standards of evidence into grant-making

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Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  How can we build the evidence for people helping people? The Centre for Social Action used the Nesta standards of evidence to assess every grantee and support them to build their evidence of impact further, writes Geoff Mulgan, as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case Study: Randomised control trial of SME business support vouchers

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Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Are vouchers that give SMEs access to creative sector support effective? The Creative Credits programme used a randomised control group method to evaluate a voucher scheme, writes Geoff Mulgan, as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case study: Using matched-control groups to evaluate a volunteering scheme

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Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Do volunteers in hospitals make a difference? This programme used matched control groups in adjacent hospital wards to capture the impact of hospital volunteers, writes Geoff Mulgan, as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Case study: Capturing the impact of a challenge prize

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Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Can a challenge prize improve farming in Nepal? The Data-Driven Farming Prize developed an impact framework to capture its effects on problem-solving, building capabilities and wider knowledge and awareness, writes Geoff Mugan, in the first of eight examples of different approaches to capturing impact.

Measuring our impact

Opinion

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  The measurement of innovation impact is rarely straightforward but it's essential to try and track what is being achieved, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan.

Social Innovation – the Last and Next Decade

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Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Social innovation is not a new concept or practice, but in the last decade it has taken off. Geoff Mulgan, the CEO of UK innovation foundation Nesta, outlines 10 challenges and priorities that could define whether or not social innovation becomes a recognised part of the mainstream.
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