As Canada’s federal government prepares to choose the members of its Social Innovation Advisory Committee, the social finance sector should think critically about the vision of the Social Finance Fund. As outlined in the 2018 federal budget, the Fund will provide $394 million to funds and intermediaries over the next five years. How can policymakers ensure these public resources make a lasting impact?
The following three principles can help assess demands for resources and evaluate whether the Social Finance Fund has been successful.Proportionality
How can policymakers ensure that organizations of all sizes are able to access resources, and that being larger doesn’t make it easier to access the Fund?
First, due diligence
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