This deliverable focuses on the topic of monitoring for social innovation, and consists of 4 parts: (1) working paper on monitoring and evaluation for social innovators, (2) key insights about monitoring for practitioners and policy makers (inputs for the TRANSIT brief), (3) an outline of the facilitation tool (input for proto-typing tools), (4) the workshop report on resourcing and monitoring. This report deals with the topic of monitoring. It has been written in conjunction with the report on resourcing (Deliverable 2.4). Resourcing of social innovation depends on the ability to generate tangible and intangible benefits for members, through the activities that they do. For obtaining resources from external parties, social innovation initiatives have to demonstrate positive social impact, and this depends on tools for delivering and for demonstrating impact. This means that resourcing and monitoring are closely intertwined processes and capacities. Monitoring for impact is the key concern for service commissioners with implications for demonstration projects and assessments of service readiness and/or upscaling readiness. However, monitoring is also an internal concern for social innovation initiatives – especially for those with transformative ambitions. This deliverable contains the outcomes of four TRANSIT activities in relation to monitoring.
Kemp, R., Weaver, P. W., Ruijsink, S., Wittmayer, J., Olivotto, V. and Strasser, T. (2017) Deliverable 2.5 : How to make monitoring into a useful activity for social innovators? Working paper, key insights for practice and policy, lessons for facilitation tools and workshop report, TRANSIT: EU SHH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169.
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