Valuing Social Outcomes in South Australian Local Government

Cecilia Moretti, John Spoehr

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Local government has a long history of undertaking community development work focused on improving the quality of life of local residents. A primary driver for developing a social value measurement approach is to establish an evidence base to more fully demonstrate the benefits of this work. Of particular interest is the potential to measure social value in economic terms using methods such as Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Social Return on Investment (SROI).
These methodologies are recognised as having greater traction and influence at higher levels of decision-making in local government and could therefore support the role of community development work in the sector.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Industrial Transformation Institute
Number of pages67
Place of PublicationAdelaide
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • South Australian
  • local government
  • community development
  • social impact
  • social outcomes


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