Community Development Officers working in local government are interested in making a difference in their communities however they often lack the tools and resources to know and document the difference they make.
The Centre for Social Impact UWA has partnered with a group of community development officers (facilitated through Local Government Professionals WA), to develop an evaluation guide that is a tailored response to their needs.
This guide provides evaluation basics that can be effectively used within many different settings. It is also an important step towards creating a more systemic approach to evaluation across the state-wide network of CDOs working in many local government areas.
The idea is to enable CDOs and managers to understand evaluation foundations, how to apply the basics in a resource constraint environment, and to develop a shared language and understanding about what is possible when evaluating their work.
The guide consists of two parts:
An evaluation framework, providing:
And, an evaluation toolkit providing: