When you give women a spade: driving sustainability

CARE: Ghana - women will drive sustainability

AUTHOR: Alison Freeman, Senior Consultant, NEF Consulting. How we feed an extra two billion people on our little planet by 2050 is one of the seismic challenges of this century. The problem isn’t just about the growing number of mouths. It is about the potential loss of 20% of our arable farm land due in… Read more »

Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

Launch and workshop Organised by the University of Surrey and Griffith University with support from NEF Consulting. When:  29 September 2016, 9.30-12.00 Where: NEF Consulting, New Economics Foundation, 10 Salamanca Place London SE1 7HB The Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard has been designed with stakeholder input. It provides a mechanism to measure global tourism contribution across a broad… Read more »

Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board:

Family 2020 Academic Research Suffolk County Council commissioned NEF Consulting and UCL Institute of Health Equity to review the research and assess the evidence base behind its Family 2020 strategy. Family 2020 is an innovative and outcomes-led strategy that addresses a fundamental need: to maintain and improve the level of support to families at a… Read more »

Prince’s Trust: 40 life-changing years

Over the last 40 years the Prince’s Trust has helped change the lives of hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged young people across the UK. Today, three in four young people on their progammes move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust commissioned NEF Consulting to evaluate the impact of their programmes over the last… Read more »

One Ilfracombe

Theory of Change evaluation and prospective ‘Living Well’ Value for Money assessment. Ilfracombe is a small seaside town that attracts retirees and has an ageing population that makes up around a third of the town’s total population. One Ilfracombe aims to give residents increased participation in the design and delivery of local services. Its focus is on… Read more »

Worker wellbeing: a right or a privilege?

A free Ethical Insights event hosted by the Ethical Trading Institute. WHEN: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 from 08:30 to 10:00 (BST) WHERE: Ethical Trading Initiative – 8 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL  REGISTER HERE  Wellbeing is seen as an important part of a flourishing society. It is associated with feeling happy, healthy and valued.  But what… Read more »

Knee High Design Challenge – evaluation of products and services for children under five

A paper, authored by NEF Consulting, was published this week to present the results of a twelve-month evaluation of the three ventures that received final funding from the Knee High Design Challenge. It is focused on the outcomes achieved by these three teams in terms of their achievements on the programme and the impact that… Read more »

Knee High Design Challenge

Finale event 9 May 2016. Design Council and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity  celebrate the Knee High Design Challenge. Over the last two years, they have invested in imaginative and effective interventions that will make a lasting difference to children’s early years. NEF Consulting worked with them to evaluate the social and economic impact of new services… Read more »

An ecosystem services approach to valuing river restoration

While the South West of England has some of the UK’s most iconic and beautiful rivers, many are experiencing pressures, both current and historic, that limit their ability to function naturally and which cause them to become ecologically degraded. In 2012, responding to these problems, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) secured Catchment Restoration Fund (CRF)… Read more »

Local early action: how to make it happen

A new report on local early action was recently published by the New Economics Foundation for the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission. This report is the product of an 18-month programme of work funded through Southwark and Lambeth councils. Recognising the potential benefits that a preventative approach can bring, the two councils set up… Read more »