Data Labs update
A new approach to impact evaluation
Our Data Labs project aims to open up government administrative data to the social sector. That way, charities, funders, government bodies and social enterprises can better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries.
How does it work?
Charities, funders, social enterprises, public sector interventions all need to understand the impact of their work. Doing so means they can maximise the good they do, and minimise any harm.
But often, they have no way to know the long-term impact they have on people’s lives—whether their work changed the course of a person’s life in the long term.
Our Data Lab project is designed to do just that. By comparing the journeys of their beneficiaries to the journeys of those who are similar to them, a Data Lab can help organisations answer the question: did we make a difference?
To get involved, contact our Data Lead, Rosario Piazza.