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This guide provides an overview of the National Social Value Standard (SVS), which is a measurement framework for the appraisal of social value – at the forecasting, monitoring, and evaluation stages.

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What’s included?

Within the guidance document, the following topics are covered:

  • The context around the framework – the recent history of social value in the UK, how the framework defines social value, and the purpose of the SVS.
  • More details on the framework itself – its scope, uses, and alignment with other frameworks.
  • The principles behind the framework.
  • An overview of the metrics – the structure and different types of metrics.
  • The monetisation of the metrics – the benefits of monetisation and how the SVS approaches it.
  • A full list of the metrics, with definitions.