Designing Extension to Deliver Triple Bottom Line Outcomes

  • 39 pages

  • Published: 19 Jul 2007

  • Author(s): Beilin, Ruth, Paine, Mark, Pryor, Rebekah

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This report examines the origins of the triple bottom line (TBL) evaluation process to clarify its meaning and identify what potential it has as a tool for planning and evaluating local practices, and for developing extension policy. It includes an analysis of the existing literature on TBL. The authors concluded that TBL as it has been applied does not meet the needs of the complex, multi-faceted context in which extension operates. As a result they developed a framework that can be used to assess the potential of extension policies and programs to contribute to more sustainable rural industries. This report describes that framework.