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Webinar Thirty Two: Social impact assessment during times of crisis


Social impact assessment is not a straight-forward gig at the best of times, let alone in times of disruption, such as bushfires or national health emergencies.

During the COVID-19 pandemic many programs and initiatives have not been able to berolled out as planned. What does this mean for their evaluation? And howcan we separate the impact of a program from that of the pandemic?

your job your wayis a long-term youth unemployment pilot project (July 2018 June 2020) that entered its final stages as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, and is an example of a program where evaluation has not been able to take place.

The program implementation had to undergo changes, and there were questions about whether and how program data could be collected. The interim evaluation showed promising results, but what does the changed environment mean to the evaluation and what will the final evaluation tell us?

In this impact2020 webinar, CSI UNSW’sDr Ioana Ramia andDr Ariella Meltzer, withBrendan Bourke from yourtown, willdiscuss challenges and opportunities for program implementation and social impact assessment in times of crisis, including collecting data in times of crisis and separating the impact of the program from that of the pandemic.

Please note: This webinar starts at 12:30pm (AEST) and registrations will close an hour before the webinar starts.

The webinar will be recorded and emailed to attendees in a few weeks. Later in the year all impact2020 webinar recordings will be publicly available.

This impact2020 webinar is a free event presented by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI).

About impact2020

These are unprecedented times and the upheaval to our society will
require an extraordinary response from our leaders, our thinkers and our

impact2020-presented by the Centre for Social Impact- offers free daily webinars for the Australian for-purpose sector,covering a range of social
impact topic areas with our innovative researchers, educators and
thought leaders.

Sign up for more info as we progressively announce our program and presenters.