As part of the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), the Evidence Lab developed a series of tools to help social enterprises in healthcare evaluate their services, products and/or technologies. Most social enterprises work in contexts where they lack the requirements for rigorous, gold-standard evaluations: finances, time to observe changes, and a controlled environment. The toolkit, however, outlines different ways social enterprises in health can better evaluate their work and communicate their results with tighter timelines and more limited resources. Donors and funders may also use the toolkit with their grantees, or to better understand what types of information are reasonable to request from social enterprises in health.
Funded by USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), the tools are publicly available.