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Assessing Capability Change

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


Impact Investment Indicators: A Critical Assessment *

Sarah Dadush

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter takes a look at the development and use of indicators and related reporting systems in social impact investing. It introduces the Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS) and the ... More


Reinventing the Well: Approaches to Minimizing the Environmental and Social Impact of Oil Development in the Tropics

Amy B. Rosenfeld, Debra Gordon, and Marianne Guerin‐McManus

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an overview of trends in oil development in the tropics, followed by a summary of the potential environmental and social impacts of these activities and a discussion of a range ... More


Environmental and Social Considerations in the Development of the Greater Mekong Subregion's Road Network

Robert J. Dobias and Kirk Talbott

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the environmental and social consideration in the development of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) road network. The authors offer ideas for improving the balance between road ... More


The Revolution on the Frontiers of Philanthropy: An Introduction

Lester M. Salamon

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it is ... More


Financialisation, Social Impact Bonds and the making of new market spaces in social policy

Jay Wiggan

in Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447337904
eISBN:
9781447337959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337904.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Social Impact Investing (SII) is a mechanism by which governments seek to access and mobilise the resources of private for-profit and philanthropic capital to finance a range of social policies. SII ... More


New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Lester M. Salamon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it is ... More


Social and economic impact of the HIV pandemic

Tim Quinlan and Alan Whiteside

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In early 2003, an outbreak of a new disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), caused panic around the world. When the disease was finally brought under control and the costs were totalled, ... More


Social Finance

Alex Nicholls, Rob Paton, and Jed Emerson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198703761
eISBN:
9780191773013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703761.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Social finance is now a multibillion dollar market that encompasses ethical investment (including finance for green businesses), community investment to support economic development in deprived ... More


Social Studies of Domestic Information and Communication Technologies

Robert Kraut, Malcolm Brynin, and Sara Kiesler

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the twentieth century, new information technology has the potential to influence the lives of ordinary citizens as much as it has influenced business, education, and government. The majority of ... More


The Impact of Social Innovation

Alex Nicholls, Nadia von Jacobi, Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, and Georg Mildenberger

in Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198830511
eISBN:
9780191868702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830511.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter addresses key questions in terms of the evaluation of the impact of social innovation processes. After reviewing the existing approaches to capturing impact, the chapter presents a new ... More


The Demand Side of the Social Investment Marketplace

Alex Nicholls and Rod Schwartz

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the crucial demand side of the emerging social-impact investment market, the issue of “deal flow,” or limited availability of social-purpose organizations of various types ... More


Measuring social impact

Alex Nicholls, Jeremy Nicholls, and Rob Paton

in Social Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198703761
eISBN:
9780191773013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703761.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The chapter opens by providing a definition of ‘social impact’ and then sets out some of the current debates and issues concerning how to measure it. Next it highlights the distinctive features of ... More


The Internet and Social Interaction: A Meta-analysis and Critique of Studies, 1995–2003

Irina Shklovski, Sara Kiesler, and Robert Kraut

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

One of the central questions animating much social-science research on the social impact of new technology is the specific effect it has on social relationships. This chapter provides a quantitative ... More


Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Lester M. Salamon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199376520
eISBN:
9780199377633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376520.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it is ... More


Patterns of Madness

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at some of the patterns within recorded cases of mental illness or incapacity. It discusses the contingencies which caused both men ... More


Public Policy as Social Innovation: Social Impact Bonds

Alex Nicholls and Daniel Edmiston

in Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198830511
eISBN:
9780191868702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830511.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores in detail the evolution of social impact bonds (SIBs) in the United Kingdom as an example of social policy as social innovation. Specifically, it presents new analysis of three ... More


The New Frontiers of Philanthropy in Global Perspective

Maximilian Martin

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies and analyzes four main shifts in emphasis that will influence the next decades of global philanthropy: from social entrepreneurship to synthetic social business; from ... More


Introduction: The Revolution on the Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Lester M. Salamon

in Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199376520
eISBN:
9780199377633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376520.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Philanthropy and social-purpose finance are in the midst of a “Big Bang” at the present time, an enormous profusion of new actors and new tools that are revolutionizing the provision of financing for ... More


Social Impact Bonds: Shifting the Boundaries of Citizenship

Stephen Sinclair, Neil McHugh, Leslie Huckfield, Michael Roy, and Cam Donaldson

in Social Policy Review 26: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2014

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447315568
eISBN:
9781447315582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315568.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter Seven focuses on efficiency of administration and the mixing of morals and mathematics in the context of the financialisation of everyday life. They examine the development and scope of ... More


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