Africare Nigeria, in partnership with McCann Global Health, and funded by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance), has embarked on a behavioural change communication campaign to increase demand for clean cookstoves across Nigeria. The goal of the Upgrade to Gas national initiative is to help increase household adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and LPG cookstoves (clean cookstoves), for improved health, improved livelihoods, and positive effects on the environment.
Arabale, in consultation with Africare Nigeria, has measured the total return on investment (TROI) that will be realized from the initiative over the next 5 years even after the initiative ends. To assess the total impact of the initiative, a logical theory of change was mapped by identifying key stakeholders and their intended and/ or unintended changes, inputs into the initiative, outputs derived from the initiative, and initiative outcomes. All inputs make up to the total investment in the initiative and initiative outcomes were measured in financial terms to give the total value. The net present value of the ratio of total value to total investment gives the TROI. Our report describes the process, results, and recommendations from measuring the TROI for Upgrade to Gas. Continue reading Africare’s Upgrade to Gas
Link Group is one of Scotland’s leading social housing, regeneration and support organizations, providing services to 10,000 families and individuals in 26 Scottish local authority areas. They were formed in 1962 to provide housing for rent to low income earners and for people with specific housing needs including the elderly and people with disabilities. Continue reading See how one housing group in Scotland is getting value from TROI …
We propose that it is about time for Nigeria to enact a Social Value Act. A Social Value Act of Nigeria, enacted and enforced by the federal, state, and local governments, will serve the purpose of trying to ensure that any services contracted out to the public, that is, any public services contract, will consider the total economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the communities they affect, and try to provide for them. Continue reading Making A Case for A Social Value Act of Nigeria
An international organization launched a program that would impact millions of lives across Africa including Nigeria. They decided to train young population sets in critical skills needed to compete in a modern business world. Here is the case study discussing the total return of investment of this program for its key stakeholders. Continue reading One Organization’s Initiative to Impact Millions of Lives Across Africa