Process Indicators to Measure Intermediate Progress of Social Impacts of an Individual Organization’s Transition-related Research

Event: International Sustainable Transitions Conference IST 2016 Wuppertal, Germany

It’s difficult to assess social impact of transition research (especially in the short term).
This paper develops an assessment framework which classifies the different stages or process of impact generation and proposes intermediate process-based indicators drawing on this framework.
We hope this will be practically useful to help organizations to plan more effective strategies and demonstrate intermediate results well before final impacts are visible.
This paper assessed the applicability and usefulness of this framework based on a comparative case study of five completed projects at IGES that have all resulted in a certain level of impact.