Most public contracting authorities agree with the benefits of integrating social value considerations into their procurement processes to generate positive social, economic and environmental impacts for communities. However, few contracting authorities engage in measuring and evaluating the outcomes and impacts of their SVP policies and programs.

This research by Dr. Tessa Hebb and Dr. Heather Hachigian finds that barriers to measuring and evaluating SVP relate to two themes: resource challenges and interpretation challenges. For more, please see here.: