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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - asset transfers: social value guidance

Guidance on social value for the relevant authorities when they are considering asset transfer applications, and should be considered as one part of their overall decision making process.


Annex D

Further Resources for Measuring Change

There are a wide range of tools and guidance which have been created to help measure outcomes and change. The following table outlines some of these used in Scotland and further afield.

Method

Description

Organisation

Link

General Resources

Resources including performance measurement and management materials

Better Evaluation/ Users

http://www.betterevaluation.org/

https://www.betterevaluation.org/en/approaches

General Resources

Resources including performance measurement and management materials

Impact Management Project

http://www.impactmanagementproject.com/

General Resources

Self-Evaluation materials

Evaluation Support Scotland

Homepage - Evaluation Support Scotland

Theory of Change/ Logic Models

Guides for identifying inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes.

Better Evaluation: Theory of Change

https://www.betterevaluation.org/en/resources

Theory of Change/ Logic Models

Guides for identifying inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes

Centre for Theory of Change

http://www.theoryofchange.org/what-is-theory-of-change/

Theory of Change/ Logic Models

Guides for identifying inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes

Innovation Network

https://www.innonet.org/media/logic_model_workbook_0.pdf

Theory of Change/ Logic Models

Guides for identifying inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes

Kellogg Foundation

https://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resources/2004/01/logic-model-development-guide

Cost Effectiveness Comparisons

Methods for assessing the social value of investments by quantifying benefits and costs

REDF Social Return on Investment

http://redf.org/learn-category/sroi/

Method

Description

Organisation

Link

Cost Effectiveness Comparisons

Methods for assessing the social value of investments by quantifying benefits and costs

Robin Hood Foundation

https://www.robinhood.org/what-we-do/metrics/

Cost Effectiveness Comparisons

Methods for assessing the social value of investments by quantifying benefits and costs

Social Value UK – Guide to Social Return on Investment

http://www.socialvalueuk.org/resources/sroi-guide/

Capacity Assessment for Organisations

Approaches to assessing organizational capacity, and conducting evaluation

Better Evaluation – Developmental Evaluation

https://redf.org/the-impact/measurement-evaluation

Capacity Assessment for Organisations

Capacity Assessment for Organisations

Approaches to assessing organizational capacity, and conducting evaluation

The National Council of Non-Profits

https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/organizational-self-assessments

Attribution-Based Evaluation

Methods for assessing the impact of an intervention by comparing outcomes against a comparison group

Better Evaluation

https://www.betterevaluation.org/resources/guide/unicef_impact_eva

http://www.betterevaluation.org/en/resources/guide/quasi-experimental_design_and_methods

Method

Description

Organisation

Link

Attribution-Based Evaluation

Methods for assessing the impact of an intervention by comparing outcomes against a comparison group

Innovations for Poverty Action

https://www.poverty-action.org/publication/resources-and-tools-impact-evaluation

Attribution-Based Evaluation

Methods for assessing the impact of an intervention by comparing outcomes against a comparison group

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19439342.2013.764652

http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/evaluation/resources/impact-evaluation-resources/

Contribution-Based Evaluation

Used to assess impact in complex settings such as where a comparison group cannot be established

Better Evaluation: –Outcome Harvesting, Process Tracing, and Contribution Analysis

https://www.betterevaluation.org/en/approaches

http://www.betterevaluation.org/evaluation-options/processtracing

https://www.betterevaluation.org/en/plan/approach/contribution_anal

Contribution-Based Evaluation

Used to assess impact in complex settings such as where a comparison group cannot be established

Most Significant Changes

http://mande.co.uk/special-issues/most-significant-change-msc/

Contribution-Based Evaluation

Used to assess impact in complex settings such as where a comparison group cannot be established

Outcome Harvesting

http://outcomeharvesting.net/resources/

Method

Description

Organisation

Link

Contribution-Based Evaluation

Used to assess impact in complex settings such as where a comparison group cannot be established

Outcome Mapping Learning Community

https://www.outcomemapping.ca/

Contact

Email: Community.Empowerment@gov.scot

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