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人民力量的價值 (The Value of People Power) 

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人民力量的價值 (The Value of People Power) 

“… 該報告包括對人的力量價值的經濟分析,並探討了公共服務如何更好地評估公民的貢獻。










英國政府應創造新的方式,通過諸如更新《社會價值法》(Social Value Act)和在正式的會計核算活動中將人的力量的價值納入有關公共支出的決策中,來充分發揮人的力量的價值。…”

“… This report includes an economic analysis of the value of people power and explores how public services can better value the contribution of citizens.

Whether we call it formal or informal volunteering, giving, social action, mutual aid, or simply people helping people, the power of connecting and helping each other makes a huge contribution to UK society.

Despite this, people power – activity that enables citizens to help one another, create social connections, and take collective action to shape change – is often undervalued by public services.

In this report, we make the case for 12 ways in which the benefits generated by people power can be articulated. We do this by mapping and estimating the economic value of people power, as well as looking beyond approaches derived from economics to explore different dimensions of benefit and value such as health improvements, increased trust, or a better functioning democracy.

The report includes a framework that can be used by public service officials and civil society organisations to help better understand and articulate the full range of value that people power can generate, and prompt different ways of evidencing this value.

Key findings
The contributions of citizens are huge – we give at least 3.5 billion hours of time each year helping each other.

But ‘people power’ is undervalued. From our work supporting over 100 people-powered innovations, we have increasingly seen that much of the value of these approaches can be missed when using current means of evaluation and measurement.

We attempted to estimate the economic value of people power and found it creates between at least £103 billion and £122 billion a year in measurable economic benefit to the UK.

People power also creates a lot of value that can’t be measured by economic means: from improving health and wellbeing to increasing social connection, and from increasing trust in public services to creating a better functioning democracy.

Policy recommendations
Public service commissioners and funders should expand what they measure to capture the full value of people power, focusing on outcomes such as wellbeing, connection, and purpose.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports should establish a new evidence centre for people power to develop new methods of evidencing the value of people power.

The UK Government should create new ways to include the full value of people power in decisions about public spending, through actions such as updating the Social Value Act and including the value of people power in official accounting measures of activity…”


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