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List of frameworks and datasets

by Global Value Exchange

Jul 28, 2016

This page lists some of the frameworks and datasets hosted by the Global Value Exchange.
Progress out of Poverty Index – Grameen Foundation

"The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a poverty measurement tool for organizations and businesses with a mission to serve the poor.  The PPI is statistically-sound, yet simple to use: the answers to 10 questions about a household’s characteristics and asset ownership are scored to compute the likelihood that the household is living below the poverty line – or above by only a narrow margin.  With the PPI, organizations can identify the clients, customers, or employees who are most likely to be poor or vulnerable to poverty, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments and strategic decision-making."

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"The [Kering] EP&L has given us a new way to look at our business, uncovering opportunities that would have otherwise remained invisible innovating our business models, improving our processes' efficiency and reducing our environmental impact.

Kering now want to enable more companies to develop their own EP&L, which is why we are open-sourcing our methodology."

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Millennium Development Goals

"The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda."

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(Please note that the Millennium Development Goals have been superseded by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development).

The Journey to Employment (JET) Framework

"The JET framework is designed to help charities think through how their work contributes to young people’s employability, and plan approaches to evaluation.

Based on evidence from the literature and insights from consultation with experts, we have identified seven groups of factors (view here) that contribute to successful job outcomes for young people: personal circumstances; emotional capabilities; attitudes to work; employability skills; qualifications, education and training; experience and involvement; and career management skills.

The framework presents a series of indicators and tools covering each of these aspects. The tools have been drawn together from existing sources, and reflect our assessment of robustness, cost, and ease of use."

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Global Goals for Sustainable Development

"The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. “Poverty eradication is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, and so is the commitment to leave no-one behind,” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said. “The Agenda offers a unique opportunity to put the whole world on a more prosperous and sustainable development path. In many ways, it reflects what UNDP was created for.”"

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Economy for the Common Good Balance Sheet

"The Common Good Balance Sheet measures success by new standards:

Increasing the common good becomes the main goal, not simply financial gain.

The contribution to the common good is assessed and scored through the Common Good Matrix. It allows a systematic examination of all activities from a 360° perspective and really focuses on the essentials:

- What impact are economic activities having on the general quality of life, today and for future generations?
- What attention is being paid to human dignity?
- Is social justice being promoted?
- Is environmental sustainability assured?
- Are business goals achieved democratically and through cooperation? How transparent is the process?

Points are only awarded for such activities, which go beyond the fulfillment of the legal minimum standard." More information.

Equality Measurement Framework

"The Commission worked with the Government Equalities Office (GEO), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and a range of other stakeholders and subject experts to develop a measurement framework that can be used to assess equality and human rights across a range of domains relevant to 21st century life.

These domains focus directly on those things in life that people say are important for them to actually do and be. The framework monitors the central and valuable things in life that people actually achieve - such as enjoying an adequate standard of living, being healthy, having good opportunities for education and learning, enjoying legal security, and being free from crime and the fear of crime. It is particularly concerned with the position of individuals and groups with regard to characteristics such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender and social class."

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Outcomes Star

"Outcomes Stars are holistic and empowering tools that are designed to meet the need for outcomes measurement  whilst also improving keywork for service users, services and commissioners. There are over 30 different versions of the Star, each tailored to a specific sector and co-created with services and service users."

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The TEEB Valuation Database

"Within the context of the TEEB-project (2008-2010) the authors of the global overview of the “Estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services”, supported by many ESP-members (esp. the Biome Expert leads) and TEEB researchers developed a database on monetary values of ecosystem services which now contains over 1350 data-points from over 300 case studies. After the release of the TEEB Valuation Database in 2010, the authors continued to develop the database, both in terms of content and design, under the name “Ecosystem Services Valuation Database” (ESVD). This database will be developed further as one of the main ESP activities, in close collaboration with the biome expert group, the valuation thematic working group, the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership and the Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit (Earth Economics)."

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New Economy Unit Cost Database

"This unit cost database brings together more than 600 cost estimates in a single place, most of which are national costs derived from government reports and academic studies. The costs cover crime, education & skills, employment & economy, fire, health, housing and social services. The derivation of the costs and the calculations underpinning them have been quality assured by New Economy in co-operation with HM Government. These costs can be used to inform proposals for the implementation of new interventions, the redesign of public services or their evaluation. Having access to such information helps project managers to forecast the costs and benefits associated with their programme or project, prior to the undertaking of more detailed Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)."

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NICE indicators

"NICE indicators generally measure outcomes that reflect the quality of care or processes linked by evidence to improved outcomes. Outcomes are ideally, but not always, related to NICE quality standards. Process indicators are evidence based and underpinned by NICE quality standards, NICE guidance or NICE accredited guidance.

Indicators from the NICE programme differ from quality measures within NICE quality standards because they have been through a formal process of testing against agreed criteria to ensure they are appropriate for national comparative assessment. Quality measures are not formally tested and are often intended to be adapted for use at a local level for local quality improvement. The term ‘NICE indicator’ is used in this guide to describe outputs of this formal process."

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More information on the following datasets and frameworks will be added shortly.

TCdata360 (The World Bank)

Big Society Capital

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Vertigo Ventures

IRIS 4.0

NHS Outcomes Framework 2016/17


Washington State Institute for Public Policy Benefit-Cost Model

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Women and Power – Database of Indicators (ODI)

Greater Manchester Combined Authority Social Value Policy

HM Government Social Justice Outcomes Framework

Global Youth Development Index

City Resilience Index

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