Tag Archives: social research

Verifying latrines in Vietnam and Cambodia

The benefits of every household having convenient, safe access to a hygienic latrine are enormous. Communities and neighbourhoods would be cleaner, safer and healthier. The incidence of diseases caused by exposure to faecal matter would be reduced, potentially saving many …

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To count or not to count: Australian population data

Photo: Australian Bureau of Statistics I am a card-carrying demographer—a member of the Australian, Asian, American and international population associations and a PhD in the subject from the Australian National University. I use population data and demographic concepts in my …

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Scaling up maternal and child health interventions in low and middle income countries

The USAID funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) increased access to health promoting and life-saving interventions in over 50 countries between 2008 and 2014. A program of this size offers a unique opportunity for learning lessons about what …

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Drummond Cove Progress Association

  Drummond Cove is a small community north of Geraldton’s central business district.  It is home to about 1300 people and is part of the City of Greater Geraldton. Old time residents and newcomers value its spectacular ocean views and …

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Demographic profiles

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Demographic portraits of your community

The Australian census has never been as informative but too few organisations are making full use of it. Social Dimensions produces demographic profiles for local governments, regional development committees, businesses and not-for-profits who need to know more about the people …

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Realist evaluations: a tool for repairing programs

There are so many evaluation tools to pick from and none are right for every job. Everyone who runs a social service or a community program wants it to make a difference. We want recipients to be healthier, more successful …

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My highlights from 2012–it’s all about information

I was part of some wonderful projects in 2012.  As I wrote my personal highlights from a third year as a consultant, I realised it was all about information: from how Twitter is helping me to learn new tricks to …

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