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Executive Summary: Grantmaking & Social Innovation

Grantmaking: Executive Summary of research report 2017/2018: Reflections and insights from Africa regarding the social investment and development sectors.

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Understanding the concept and value of social innovation

The term social innovation has been used in a number of ways. Some of the earliest references, dating back to…

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Social capital – its value and how to measure it

The newly revisited concept of social capital is now prominent in several fields of social science. For Next Generation Consultants,…

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The value and importance of socio-economic research and baseline studies in social investment and development practices

Definition: Socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and social life. In many cases, however, socio-economists focus…

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Performance measurement and management – future critical tools for social and impact investors

Performance measurement and management practices – monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment – play an invaluable role in providing insights into…

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Determining impact and return on investment: Searching for a holy grail?

Assessing the impact of sustainable development programmes, especially ongoing performance measurement and management, has gained momentum in recent years. The…

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What is wrong with current monitoring and evaluation practices?

Questions about whether development programmes “work” have preoccupied the development sector for a long time. In today’s reality of continued…

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Towards better monitoring and evaluation practice in performance measurement

Performance measurement is at the heart of all efforts by social investors and grantmakers to make social/community investment and development…

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NGOs – the big losers in the current social investment sphere

Social and developmental enterprises like NGOs are increasingly struggling to get funding for their projects and programmes – and with…

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Africa starts shaping its own future – and the world is noticing

We’ve had news to this effect from various fronts, but we now have good reason to believe that 2018 –…

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