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Business Backs Education -- EPG

Business Backs Education Report launch

January 14th, 2015 by

This report, written by a team at EPG and overseen by an Advisory Board composed of key figures at UNESCO, OECD and Ipsos MORI, looks …


Social Enterprise

Social Return On Investment (SROI): Three technical challenges

August 20th, 2014 by

The purpose of this article is to explore three technical challenges and misconceptions involved in measuring social return on investment (SROI). Although there is considerable …


Indian Higher Education Supriyo Chaudhuri

The Making of Indian Higher Education

October 2nd, 2013 by

This report surveys the Indian higher education landscape and argues the need for a shift in thinking. The current system seeks to create a ‘privileged …


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EPG Spotlight – Challenges and misconceptions with SROI

May 18th, 2012 by

There is increasing pressure for providers of public services to evidence the social impact they are having. The application of SROI is a relatively young …


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EPG Spotlight – Discounting in public policy: Deconstruction …

May 16th, 2012 by

In public policy investments, costs are often incurred in the short-term, with benefits accruing in the longer term. Whether a project is worth doing, or …


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EPG Spotlight – Interest calculations in arbitration judgements

May 14th, 2012 by

The consideration of interest in damages awards may form a significant amount of the overall award. It typically occurs towards the end of the process …


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EPG Spotlight – Regulatory challenges in developing shale …

May 14th, 2012 by

Supporting the naissance of the US shale gas industry is the regulatory environment for exploration and production, which is more developed than in the UK. …


Sewa Day

An economic analysis of the social value generated …

February 11th, 2012 by

Sewa Day is an annual day of social action, which occurred last on 25 September in 2011. For benefactors of Sewa Day 2011, the main …