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Can Measures Change the World?

Published in: Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2018)

Posted on Aug 21, 2020

by Christopher Nelson, Anita Chandra, Carolyn Miller

Our ability to track and report all sorts of things is growing by the day, resulting in a proliferation of measures—the percentage of children attending preschool, the cost of housing, access to mental health services, to name just a few. It's time that organizations begin to focus just as much effort on understanding how those measures can be more effectively used to change complex social systems.

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