SHAFE impacts assessment

21 November 2023 | SHAFE

The realisation of smart healthy age-friendly environments (SHAFE) would best mature in local or regional ecosystems, where public authorities, academia, businesses/civil society organisations and citizens collaborate. SHAFE facilitators could be social innovators who fully understand the local or regional situation, can bring parties together and are result-oriented. Public authorities play an important role in the realisation and implementation of SHAFE, either as facilitators, bringing together stakeholders and the administrative pillars of policymaking, creating awareness and support or as well as financers of its implementation. One of the main questions, however, remains and that is: what are the benefits of SHAFE, and how can we measure them? How can you define the impact of SHAFE, and who and what will be impacted?

The SHAFE SEE-IT article provides the guidance and tools to perform ex-ante or ex-post evaluations on SHAFE projects, initiatives or programmes. It sketches the impact assessment process, and provides guidelines for monetising and quantifying the impacts, useful databases and examples of impact domains.