Last week, at Social Value Matters 2021, SVDHA launched its first case studies, and its checklist on applying social value to the international development and humanitarian assistance sectors.
SVDHA – or Social Value in Development and Humanitarian Assistance – was set up in October 2020 by Social Value International and Envoy Partnership. SVDHA aims to raise awareness around the application and benefits of social value in international development and humanitarian assistance, and to build the skills and capabilities of people applying social value in these sectors.
The first three case studies are now live on the SVDHA website – and further case studies are in development. We have learned several lessons from the case studies:
We also have developed a checklist for applying social value to the international development and humanitarian assistance sectors. The checklist is designed to be read in conjunction with the SROI guide – and broadly follows the six stages of SROI, together with a Stage 0: “Organisational planning and preparation”.
Three themes in particular arise from the checklist:
We will be exploring these areas in more detail in the coming months.
Many people have contributed to the development of this checklist – including from the SVDHA membership and within the SVI community. Thank you to all who have contributed! If you have any feedback on the checklist, or additional resources to highlight, please share with us.
SVDHA will soon be planning its activities for the next 12 months. We’d love you to be part of the conversation – you can find out more by joining our mailing list.
Oliver Kempton is a Partner at Envoy Partnership and Chair of SVDHA.