Social impact of technology

Technological development has profound impacts on our lives. Just Economics are experts in the measurement of the social impacts of technology and have a good understanding of the challenges of doing evaluation in this area. We have also carried out several literature reviews, including on the impact of the internet on social isolation and loneliness. Current projects include a data synthesis and review of evaluation options for technology-enabled care on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Digital inclusion, Health and well-being, Social impact of technology
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Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Data Review and Evaluation Options Study

The Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme is a £9 million a year Scotland-wide programme designed to increase choice and control in health, well-being and care services. Just Economics was commissioned by the Scottish Government to synthesise and review existing TEC evaluation evidence and provide recommendations for future evaluation activity. 

Who we work with

Client Logo The Scottish Government
Client Logo Itad
Client Logo British Telecoms
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Client Logo Microsoft
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Client Logo Living Streets
Client Logo Amnestry International
Client Logo University Of Maynooth
Client Logo Focus Ireland
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Client Jamie Oliver Foundation
Client Logo Bookstart
Client Logo Football Foundation
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Microsoft YouthSpark Evaluation

YouthSpark is a flagship programme of Microsoft Philanthropies that aims to enable young people around the world to learn digital and computer science skills. Just Economics was commissioned to evaluate the extent to which YouthSpark is achieving its mission and objectives. Using qualitative methods, over 100 stakeholders were engaged and site visits were conducted in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. The evaluation was commissioned to feed into Microsoft's strategic planning process and to inform its future strategy for YouthSpark. 

Digital inclusion, Disability, Health and well-being, Social impact of technology
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Living Digitally: an evaluation of CleverCogs

CleverCogs™ is a digital care and support system developed by Blackwood Homes and Care. It was designed to increase digital participation in adults receiving care and support packages and enable increased use of technology enabled care. Just Economics was commissioned by Carnegie UK Trust to carry out a mixed methods study to measure changes in outcomes for customers before and after the introduction of the technology. The linked report sets out the key findings from the evaluation. The full evaluation report is available on request.