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Malin Arvidson 17 June Cumberland Lodge


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Malin Arvidson 17 June Cumberland Lodge

  1. 1. Demonstrating value: how can TSOs best show the benefit of what they do? Malin Arvidson, TSRC University of Southampton [email_address]
  2. 2. Background: <ul><li>The ambitions and challenges of SROI , TRSC WP no 49, Arvidson/Lyon/McKay/Moro </li></ul><ul><li>Social impact assessment as an entrepreneurial process , (in progress) Lyon/Arvidson </li></ul><ul><li>TSRC conference on the Impact of Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Various presentations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Three points <ul><li>Evaluations will provide evidence on what works </li></ul><ul><li>Capital, competition and clients </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections on self-reporting </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Evaluations will provide evidence on what works. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining evidence; what provides evidence; focus on success </li></ul><ul><li>Magic bullets and golden standards? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Capital, competition and clients </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on change ; change equals success </li></ul><ul><li>Grounds for self-exclusion and marginalisation of clients? </li></ul><ul><li>Counteracting unintended consequences </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Reflecting on self-reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Grooming data? </li></ul><ul><li>Crafting success? </li></ul><ul><li>Creative interpretations? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Concluding remarks <ul><li>Context matters greatly! </li></ul><ul><li>In how change is achieved </li></ul><ul><li>In how success is defined </li></ul><ul><li>In how evaluation is practiced </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence to communicate results or ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence as inkling rather than proof? </li></ul>