Case studies - Evaluation Frameworks in Community Development Organisations

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Commissioned by Community Waitakere
Simon Harger-Forde

This document is a collection of five case studies – including Tamarack’s Vibrant Communities -- of organizations and programs that are doing evaluation. These case studies are not necessarily best practice, but were chosen to highlight methodologies, methods and tools and for the learning that community development organizations may gain from understanding their approach to evaluation.

About the Project:

Community Waitakere is a community development organization committed to achieving strong, dynamic, sustainable community and voluntary sectors in Waitakere.  They do this by strengthening links between community groups, organizations, businesses, government and individuals by promoting and modeling collaboration and partnering, enhancing networking and communication, developing projects and helping to foster collective visions of positive change in Waitakere New Zealand.  Community Waitakere commissioned the Community Development Evaluation Research Project to offer a set of resources and tools to support the development of effective evaluation frameworks by community development organizations. There are three other documents in this series:

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Research report
Community Capacity Building
Planning and Evaluation

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