This handbook has been designed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), on behalf of the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) EU Interreg IVB NWE Programme, project, to inspire community currency (CC) organisers and help them gain the most from their currency project by learning more about project evaluation and impact assessment. Getting to grips with […]

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Since the financial crisis, interest in new types of money has surged. Projects like Bitcoin have hit the headlines as communities around the world experiment with their own currencies and methods of exchange. In this new and innovative field, we have only just begun to understand and measure their impact. It is no coincidence that […]

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First published in the Forum CSR international, Vol 28. pp 66-69. In the late seventies, environmentalists – among whom I count myself – were among the first to question the present money system, which – in order to function – requires exponential growth returns that the planet could never sustain. We discovered that there was […]

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