Valuing Social Outcomes Project

The Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Community Managers Network is hosting the Valuing Social Outcomes project (VSO). The project is to undertake international research on defining, ascribing value to and articulating social outcomes, to inform the development of a toolkit that will support evidence-based decision making and statements of social return regarding the community initiatives of South Australian councils.

As part of the research stage of the VSO project the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute – Flinders University (AITI) was engaged to provide a report on the international literature and local context relating to the future development of a social impact/value measurement toolkit for South Australian use. The report by AITI can be downloaded from this page.

A very productive workshop was held by the project Steering Group along with invited guests on Friday 18 August 2017 to consider next steps towards the development stage. We will share further details on project progress when available.

The VSO project has been funded by the Local Government Association Research and Development Scheme along with financial contributions from Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Community Managers Network, City of Onkaparinga, City of Charles Sturt, City of Salisbury and City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact:
LG Professionals, SA Membership and Network Coordinator on 8291 7994 or or
Project Leader – Mike Brown, Social Planner, City of Onkaparinga on 8384 0192 or

Valuing Social Outcomes Project financial contributors



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