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Informing Geraldton residents: how well is the City doing?

The phone survey of community members has ended.   We reached a representative sample of residents aged 15 and above.  A big thanks to the participants and the Royal Lifesaving call centre in Bridgetown for making this possible. The CGG staff …

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Nudging our way to better land use management

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, better known as NACC, enhances the natural resources of the Mid West by motivating land managers to adopt environmentally sustainable practices.  Changing behaviour is never easy, especially when you are talking about peoples’ livelihoods. NACC knows it …

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Taking the smoke and mirrors out of qualitative analysis

Most program evaluations I do involve consulting stakeholders and clients. Usually the program is a complex one that does not offer a single product or service. A structured questionnaire will not capture the diversity of outputs and outcomes. If the …

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Evaluation – just ask

I get most of my evaluation jobs because someone in an organisation wants to know if they (or a group they fund) are making a difference. I apply all of the tricks of the trade I have learned to that …

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Mapping the impact of social empowerment

Since my last post on impact mapping I have continued to work with the impact map for a men’s health service.  More recently I have been analysing my notes from the semi-structured interviews.  I am loving how these findings are …

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Finding the hidden value in social support programs

Social Dimensions is currently reviewing a men’s health program and are faced with the problem common to all evaluators tackling a program which operates on many levels and has outcomes which are difficult to measure. Fortunately a now forgotten Twitter …

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National eHealth programs, dead philosophers and the power of case studies

A brilliant paper by Trisha Greenhalgh, Jill Russell, Richard Ashcroft and Wayne Parsons in The Milbank Quarterly here (unfortunately behind a paywall) contrasts the world view of project managers with the messy reality of implementation in specific communities. They start …

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Data collection in Cambodia

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