Community Development Evaluation Research: Literature Review of Evaluation Methods & Methodologies

Commissioned by Community Waitakere

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Simon Harger-Forde

Year: 2012

This literature review of community development evaluation examines eight specific evaluation methods. It also provides examples of a range for practical tools and evaluation exercises focused on the needs of small community development organizations interested in developing their own evaluation frameworks

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 modelling 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: