This evaluation of the Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) program of the Australian Government Department of Employment sought to understand both the processes and outcomes of SEDIF since its establishment in August 2011.
The evaluation found that SEDIF has been a program innovation, mobilising more than 124% of its original public investment in private finance to support public policy objectives. Available data suggest that program investments contributed to positive social outcomes for 9,051 people, including employment or employment readiness for more than 650 people. The evaluation report details recommendations for social enterprise development and impact investment.
For more information and the report, visit the Centre for Social Impact.
Australian Government Department of Education
Jo Barraket (CSI Swinburne)