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

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 highli

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Case Study: Embedding standards of evidence into grant-making

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

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Case Study: Randomised control trial of SME business support vouchers

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 differe

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

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 approach

Opinion

Case study: Capturing the impact of a challenge prize

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

Opinion

Measuring our impact

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.

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Why NFPs need to ask powerful questions

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th May 2019 -  Not for profits looking to measure outcomes must first ensure they are asking the right questions so they can get the right data, according to leading evaluation experts.
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