Portal:Social entrepreneurship/Curriculum/General/Valuation/Resources


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Discuss approaches in general.

Measuring OutputsEdit

For the wiki (outputs of educators and students) see Indicators of progress with the portal and associated learning resources.

Prediction Market ConceptsEdit

One "idea" is to apply the concepts of prediction markets. Remember that for social entrepreneurship it will about predicting the size of the positive social impact. This might depend on economic viability ... though it might not.

How can this be done?

Appreciative ValuationEdit

The philosophy and principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), seem particularly well suited to Social Entrepreneurship.

Why would that be?

How does one evaluate ideas, projects and/or initiatives in an appreciative paradigm?

Are there advantages and disadvantages of this approach?

More on Appreciative Valuation.

Links to existing evaluation frameworksEdit

Notes and ReadingsEdit

See AlsoEdit


  1. Preskill, H. and Catsambas, T.T. (2006). Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry. Sage Publications, London.