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June 17, 2013
Sewa Day 2012 generates up to £11.7 million of additional value for Britain

The growth shown by Sewa Day in the last three years has been astounding. From 5,000 volunteers in 2010, to 15,000 in 2011, to nearly 50,000 in 2012 is a phenomenal growth story. And in 2012, independent economic research by EPG found that for every £1 of time, effort and money expended into Sewa Day, Britain benefited by £2.60. This meant £4.7million of net benefit.
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December 14, 2012
Social Impact Analysts Association – The Emerging Profession Blog: Social impact measurement in India: A brief history and insight

Social impact measurement can range from the qualitative (“narrative-based”) to the quantitative (“numbers-based”), depending on what makes sense for the particular context. Social impact guidance for India’s National Resettlement and Rehabilitation policy was released in August 2010, and lays out what should be measured, why, and provides guidance as to how.
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December 5, 2012
Thoughts on Growth – The Future of Telecommunications in LEDCs | By Ndubuisi Kejeh

The challenge of reaching the ‘unconnected’ rural and peri-urban regions in LEDCs to boost unique mobile users has long since been underway. There are two profound issues behind the lower than desired growth of new mobile acquisitions. These are the slow increase in liquidity, whether through rises in individuals’ incomes or supporting credit facilities, and the much slower proliferation of power infrastructure relative to that for telecommunication.
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October 29, 2012
How Business Schools in Pakistan can foster social enterprise | By Asma Asrar Qureshi

In the upcoming years, developing countries will continue to account for an increasing proportion of global growth. Moreover, the higher education sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Asian markets. Pakistan is a country of around 180 million people and with 70 % of the population under 30 years of age, it has a lot to offer in terms of human talent. However, the current political and economic situation of the country has limited the number of opportunities available to youth.
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September 27, 2012
Social impact measurement: Current inconsistencies | By Denise Chau and Mina Darvish-ali Kojuri

Why has measuring Social Return on Investment (SROI) been so inconsistent, despite the concept being used across many different organisations? As part of our academic research, we interviewed many key practitioners and stakeholders in 2012 to obtain a better insight into the challenges and present advances in SROI measurement. This blog presents a summary of their views.
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September 18, 2012
Thoughts on Climate Policy: How can we get on the path to global change? | By Ndubuisi Kejeh

At the conference nicknamed the ‘Earth Summit’ held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was conceptualised, with the aim of mitigating adverse anthropogenic interference on global climate. The UNFCCC splits 195 countries into different groups containing respectively more and less economically developed countries. Group constituents were determined in 1992, and since then the world has changed, but the groupings have not kept apace.
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