The development of social impact measurement

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This chapter will explore the development of social impact measurement, with a focus on how social value and social impact measurement has amplified, both within academia and within policy and practice. Whilst much of this growth has been in Europe, North America and Oceania, there is rapidly increasing government support in this area now in Asia, Africa and South America. This chapter will set the scene for the subsequent chapters, with their thematic focuses on measurement (specifically in the framing of measurement within the SDGs), finance, collaboration, power and ethics. It will finish with a section on the potential for development in the social impact measurement sector moving forwards, in a way that will set the scene for subsequent chapters. [Relevant SDGs: SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Impact Measurement for a Sustainable Future
Subtitle of host publicationThe Power of Aesthetics and Practical Implications
EditorsRichard Hazenberg, Claire Paterson-Young
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-83151-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021


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    Richard Hazenberg (Academic)

    1 Feb 2022

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