Community Development Evaluation Framework and Toolkit

We are incredibly proud and excited to have launched the Community Development Evaluation Framework and Toolkit. These resources support the implementation of effective evaluation practices in the local government context.

A tailored response
The evaluation framework is a tailored response to the needs of Community Development Officers (CDOs) - a guide to evaluation basics that can be effectively used within a range of settings.

This resource is a step towards creating a more systemic approach to evaluation across the state-wide network of CDOs, enabling CDOs and Managers to developed a shared language and understanding about what is possible when evaluating their work.

A resource of two elements - a framework and a toolkit
This resource consists of two parts - an evaluation framework providing:

  • An overview of key things to consider when planning and managing an evaluation
  • A foundational approach to undertaking evaluations for community development purposes in local government settings
  • A discussion of main approaches to evaluation and methods that might be most suitable to a real-world local government context.

And, an evaluation toolkit providing:

  • Guidance on implementing the evaluation cycle and using different evaluation tools
  • Templates and resources