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New report shows long-term benefits of Raleigh in-country volunteer study

Following extensive research and first-hand interviews across Namibia and China, NEF Consulting and Raleigh International have released the findings of a study into the benefits of volunteering for participants in a long-running programme. The study found significant improvements to the personal development of volunteers who took part in Raleigh’s Expedition programme, which has been running for… Read more »


Raleigh International: From Local Lives to Lasting Legacies

Raleigh International’s long-term effect on in-country volunteers Raleigh International’s (‘Raleigh’) mission is to create lasting change through youth. The organisational vision is of a world where the global community works together to build a sustainable future. Raleigh’s Expedition programme, which has been running for 30 years, is one of two major volunteering programmes designed to create lasting positive change… Read more »


Sean Pedrick-Case

Analyst T: + 44 (0) 207 820 6393 E: sean.pedrick-case@nefconsulting.com Sean is an analyst with NEF Consulting with experience in quantitative and qualitative research and growing experience within a consultancy role. He is particularly interested in the interactions between the environmental and social impacts of changing agricultural processes. Sean has worked in five countries and in… Read more »


William Davies

Analyst T: + 44 (0) 207 820 6393 E: william.davies@nefconsulting.com Will is an analyst with NEF Consulting. Since joining the team, Will has worked on various projects, including modelling the wider social determinants of health inequalities, interviewing senior leaders, and undertaking valuation research. He has also undertaken training in SROI and Theory of Change. He… Read more »


Social Value Matters 2017

This year’s Social Value International conference is being held in Istanbul against a backdrop of increasing inequality and global uncertainty. This year there is a focus on how we can use social impact data to drive innovation and ensure stakeholder involvement in service design. We will be sharing experiences of what’s worked in changing culture,… Read more »


Wellbeing inequality: Research shines light on council ‘happiness gap’

New research by the New Economics Foundation for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing has revealed the differences in wellbeing across council areas in the United Kingdom. Pulling together a wide range of data, the report, Measuring wellbeing inequality in Britain, the research has the opportunity to provide insight into numerous areas – as noted by the… Read more »


Evaluating local partnerships in Uganda

NEF Consulting’s clients operate in a range of sectors and regions, and so do we. Emily Atkinson was recently in Uganda to conduct an evaluation for a development programme with local farming communities. Emily Atkinson, Consultant Recently I was lucky enough to travel to the Rwenzori region of West Uganda as part of NEF Consulting’s… Read more »


NHS Foundation Trust uses wellbeing metric

Care without Carbon report

NEF Consulting worked with the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to develop an innovative wellbeing metric to measure the health and wellbeing of their staff.  The metric follows NEF’s National Accounts of Wellbeing methodology and is being used by the Trust in an annual report on its sustainable healthcare strategy, Care Without Carbon. The Trust’s 2020 objectives, resulting from use… Read more »


New tool launched to support tourism impact measurement

Professionals interested in impact measurement have a powerful new tool at their disposal, with the launch of the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard’s online platform. The announcement of the online platform follows the launch of the dashboard in September 2016, hosted by NEF Consulting. Development of the Dashboard has focused on promoting awareness through data transparency… Read more »


Enabling Social Action National Conference

When:  16 February 2017, 10:00-16:15 Where: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR Registration: Free (Click here to register) Led by Cornwall Council, Staffordshire County Council and Islington Council in partnership with the New Economics Foundation, this event gives participants the chance to hear from public sector leaders about their experience with: Creating resourceful communities… Read more »