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Demonstrating Social Impact with Evidence-based Assessment – Sharing of the SIA Tool Sets & Cases


It is a common practice for the social service sector to conduct service evaluation for accountability reporting and service development, but only a few agencies will demonstrate their outcomes of their interventions with social perspective. Therefore, in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, project donors and organizers, HKCSS had attempted a number of SIAs to articulate the social impacts of service projects. In 2014, our Guidelines and Protocol outlining the conceptual framework on SIA and delineating the principles, guidelines, and protocol of conducting SIA were launched.
To take one step forward, HKCSS would like to forge a platform for SIA case sharing to encourage NGOs and their practitioners to think about their projects in terms of social impacts and to actively conduct SIA on their projects in particular those related to the youth.


  • To help NGOs and their practitioners interested in impact articulation to grasp the methodological principles and steps of SIA in more realistic terms through examining individual cases of SIA
  • To introduce new materials, resources, tools and create network of interested parties for NGOs’ use for SIA
  • To guide social service workers to identify what outcomes of their projects should be and understand how to effectively measure them
  • Content

  • Basic concepts and principles about SIA
  • SIA Framework developed by HKCSS and ExCEL 3, HKU
  • SIA in specific service contexts
  • Procedure and implementation process of Outcomes and Measurements
  • Lessons learnt and tips for NGOs to conduct SIA
  • Details

    Course Code : 16B-PE01
    Date(s) : 23/11/2016
    Time : 0930 - 1700 (6 Hours)
    Venue : Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
    Target Participants : Practitioners interested in research, researchers concerning social impact assessment, senior management in NGOs
    Class Size : 30
    Language : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
    Fee : HKD 1,050.00
        HKD 970.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
        HKD 176.00 ("Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme"- the highest subsidy amount is 80% of the course fee. Please refer to “Financial Assistance”.)
    Early Bird Fee : HKD 880.00 (Payment on or before 02/11/2016 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
    Enquiries : 2876 2470 or [email protected]
    Speaker(s) :
    Mr. WONG , Keith 黃子瑋先生
    Chief Officer (Social Development), Policy Research and Advocacy
    The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    Mr Keith Wong is currently the Chief Officer (Social Development) of the HKCSS. He is responsible for three major areas of work concerning the social service sector and the society, namely social development, social research for service excellence, and social impact assessment. Previously, he worked in the Council as the Officer (Policy Research and Advocacy) and managed different research projects. Keith received his Bachelor of Social Science degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Social Work from The University of Hong Kong. He is a registered social worker in Hong Kong.


    Quota is set for each course in "Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme". All applications are subject to approval. For details, please click HERE .