The Evaluation Study of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund
In Hong Kong, social innovation in recent years has gained momentum rapidly. The HKSAR government played a part of this movement and one of its key initiatives was the launch of the Social Innovation and entrepreneurship Fund (SIE Fund).
Aiming to act as a catalyst for social innovation, the SIE Fund connects the community with different sectors, including businesses, non-government organizations, academics and philanthropies to create social impact through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion. It seeks to establish or support schemes and experiments with a view to attracting, inspiring or nurturing social entrepreneurship to develop innovations that aim at creating social impact and build social capital for supporting poverty relief in Hong Kong” (www.sie.gov.hk).
Starting from March 2016, the SIE Fund commissioned The University of Hong Kong (HKU) to conduct a longitudinal evaluation study to assess the performance of the Fund in achieving its objectives in terms of financial and non-financial impacts of the Fund overall, of the intermediaries engaged by the Fund as well as the projects and initiatives funded or supported by the Fund.
The research objectives of this evaluation study are to:
- to assess the impacts of the SIE Fund
- to appraise the effectiveness of the initiatives of the SIE Fund in achieving its objectives;
- to identify critical success factors and learning points for the Fund’s future developments;
- to recommend areas of improvement for managing the SIE Fund.
學術文章 Research Publication
The role of the social innovation and entrepreneurship development fund in fostering social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: A study on public policy innovation. , , , . Social Policy and Administration. 2019; 1– 17.https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12524
報刊文章 News Article
Some of the publications related to this evaluation study are listed in below
Last update : July 15, 2019