Program evaluation

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Strengthening spirit and culture

This report builds the evidence base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s healing programs. It promotes the benefits of men and boys reconnecting with cultural values and shows clearly that government investment in Aboriginal community-led men’s healing and behaviour change programs delivers better healing...
Guide

A guide to evaluation under the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy

This guide has been developed as a companion to the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy. It provides practical advice for Australian government agencies on how to conduct evaluations of policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Case study

The Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership Group

This case study of the Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership Group offers insights for government and non-government organisations wishing to align policy and resources towards supporting community-led agendas for change. The case study draws on the knowledge and practice of the Bourke Tribal Council through Maranguka...
Evaluation

Rante-rante ampe Marle and Urreye: “Safe, respected and free from violence” projects evaluation

This evaluation uses a mixed method approach, and includes an assessment of the impact of the project on participants’ attitudes towards and beliefs about gender, violence and Aboriginal culture. The study also assesses the extent to which resources and media developed by the two projects...
Report

Monitoring perpetrator interventions in Australia

This report brings together information from a range of sources to show how perpetrator interventions are being monitored in Australia. The report also highlights where key data gaps remain, and the work being done to build the evidence base.
Journal article

Meaningful Evaluation: a holistic and systemic approach to understanding and assessing outcomes

After briefly reviewing some of the key problems with how outcomes measurement is practised, this article presents some recent approaches from the evaluation field that attempt to address some of these concerns before introducing a new approach to understanding and evaluating outcomes – Meaningful Evaluation...
Guide

Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation practice framework

This framework represents two years of intense collaboration between Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and evidence-building partner, ARTD Consultants. It is believed to be a first of its kind document, bringing together a peer-reviewed evidence base around survivor-led models, collective healing and trauma-informed healing...
Briefing paper

Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age: what does the Seeding Success study tell us?

This paper reports analysis from the 'Seeding Success' study, looking at the proportion of child involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age. It also discusses the implications for policy and programs.
Guide

Evaluation design

This resource gives a quick overview of some of the main evaluation designs used for outcomes evaluations or impact evaluations. These are evaluations that aim to answer questions about whether a program, service or treatment (often called the ‘intervention’) is working as intended, or if...
Journal article

Identifying conceptualizations and theories of change embedded in interventions to facilitate community participation for people with intellectual disability: a scoping review

Little progress has been made towards community participation of people with intellectual disability despite it being a policy aim since the 1980s. The authors of this paper identify the features of programmes designed to support community participation.
Journal article

Community participation as identity and belonging: a case study of Arts Project Australia. “I am an artist”

This study aimed to describe the program logic and outcomes of a program that aimed to support community participation through increasing participants’ sense of identity and belonging to the Arts community.
Guide

A guide for evaluating behaviour change programs for men who use domestic and family violence

The purpose of this evaluation guide is to provide easy-to-understand information on scoping an evaluation for men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs) focusing on men who use domestic and family violence (DFV).
Report

Supporting women and children experiencing family and domestic violence: the Zonta House impact report

This report presents an analysis of client outcomes with a view to understanding the impact of Zonta House and provides a statistical analysis of the validity and reliability of the Life Matrix tool developed and used by Zonta House to measure clients’ wellbeing at intake...
Report

Reducing the harm caused by gambling

Gambling harm, which refers to negative consequences caused or made worse by gambling, including emotional or psychological distress, financial problems, and difficulties with relationships, work or study. This audit report examines the effectiveness of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's efforts to reduce gambling harm.
Guide

The Method

The Method is being published chapter-by-chapter via the Monash Bridges/Figshare platform over 2021. The aim the guide is to clearly explain the thinking behind the resource, and provide instructions on how specific tools within it can be used to design better behaviour change programs.
Report

Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program

Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program aims to reduce the impact of ear disease and hearing loss on Indigenous children by providing a range of frontline services in remote areas. This report summarises the services provided by the program between 2007 and 2019.
Evaluation

Law informed: the value of telephone legal information services to clients

This research assessed the value of Legal Help’s information/referral services to clients in the broader context of the Victorian legal assistance sector’s information and service provision. The service was evaluated on its reach to the community, accessibility to clients, appropriateness of services provided, client experience...
Evaluation

Teachers supporting children with an incarcerated parent: a pilot of the impact and applicability of SHINE for Kids' teacher training program - final report

SHINE for Kids have developed and implemented Australia’s first teacher training program to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge and confidence of teachers to support the education of students with an incarcerated parent. This pilot study represents the first independent evaluation of SHINE for Kids’ teacher...
Journal article

School-based prevention in very remote settings

This preliminary study aimed to test the feasibility of processes and methods of data-gathering, the reliability of youth self-report measures, and to identify the direction of effects for an evaluation of a longer-term pilot of the curriculum.
Strategy

Indigenous Evaluation Strategy

This strategy document sets out a new approach to evaluating policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aimed at improving the quality and usefulness of evaluation.