Africare’s Upgrade to Gas

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

TROI Self Assessment

To understand if you or your organization is considering the Total Return on Investment of your program, ask yourself the following questions:
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The Principles of Total Value

The Seven Principles of Total Value are a principle based framework for accounting for, measuring and managing total value. They have been drawn from principles underlying social accounting and audit, sustainability reporting, cost benefit analysis, financial accounting, and evaluation practice. They are generally accepted social accounting principles. Continue reading The Principles of Total Value

See how one housing group in Scotland is getting value from TROI …

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 …

Changing Livelihoods & Changing Lives

The previous model of capitalism and our economic model proposed by Milton Friedman, Adam Smith and others, told us that the one and only social responsibility of business was to use its resources to engage in activities designed to increase profits. That if you acted in your own self-interest, you will automatically do good for society.

But with nearly 7 billion people in the world, including 1 billion in Africa, that economic model has failed to address the challenges of society such as hunger, poverty, and security.

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TED Talk: Harish Manwani, COO, Unilever

The previous model of capitalism and our economic model proposed by Milton Friedman, Adam Smith and others, told us that the one and only social responsibility of business was to use its resources to engage in activities designed to increase profits. That if you acted in your own self-interest, you will automatically do good for society. But with nearly 7 billion people in the world, including 1 billion in Africa, that economic model has failed to address the challenges of society such as hunger, poverty, and security.

Continue reading TED Talk: Harish Manwani, COO, Unilever