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Tag Archives: evaluation
New tools and resources available via Framework
To celebrate Framework’s 30th birthday, we have trawled through our filing cabinets and uploaded some of our favourite tools and reports to the the resources page. Come and see us at Stand 12 at the Bond Conference on 29/2-1/3/2016 to discuss them with us (Orla will be there with her Framework hat on on Tuesday)
Feel free to use these resources, including sharing them and modifying for non-commercial purposes. A credit would be appreciated!
Tools for working in organisations which we’ve recently uploaded include:
Capacity building methods overview
Capacity building programme matrix
Monitoring & evaluating capacity building: A practical tool
Impact grid exercises to explore organisational change
Tagged | capacity building, evaluation, participation
Fight for Peace International
In collaboration with my colleague Catherine Squire from Framework, I’ve been commissioned to deliver a Comic Relief funded evaluation of the Fight for Peace International Gap Alumni Programme (GAP) over the next 18 months.
Fight for Peace was founded in Brazil in 2000, using boxing, martial and personal development to encourage young people to move out of gangs and return to employment, education or training.
Fight for Peace International (FFPI) has created GAP to build the capacity and capability of community based organisations (CBOs) to deliver an adapted version of the FFP model. The programme was launched in 2011, and by 2015 FFP will have implemented its model with 130 CBOs. We will be evaluating the impact of FFPI’s support on organisations in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Jamaica and the UK, in collaboration with local evaluators.
Tagged | evaluation
Spring’s in the air, lots of interesting projects on the go, and OCR/Wildcard have just delivered the Coo-Levaluation report: lots of actionable feedback for Camden Council derived via workshops, interviews and an online survey. Always a delight to work on a project where the beneficiaries are so engaged and positive.
Tagged | evaluation, interview, survey, workshop
OCR presenting at ICA:UK Annual Conference
We’ll be presenting a brief overview of our ‘Partners in Politics’ evaluation at the ICA:UK conference “Building strong communities through participation”. Bookings for the conference are still being accepted via the ICA:UK website.
Tagged | evaluation, participation
Sport England Active Women
We’re delighted to have been appointed providers of the Monitoring and Evaluation training within the research consortium for Sport England’s ‘Active Women’ initiative. We will commence training at the Street Games conference in April. Click here for more information on ‘Active Women‘.
Tagged | evaluation, gender, monitoring, training
Evaluation of Coo-L project
OCR, in conjunction with Helen Lynn of Wildcard Communications, have been appointed evaluators to London Borough of Camden’s COO-L (Choices and Opportunities Online) project.
Tagged | evaluation, online survey, qualitative
International Sport for Development Platform
In collaboration with Alison Woodcock (RHUL), we completed our evaluation of the International Sport for Development Platform for the Swiss Academy for Development, and submitted our report to the board. We were heartened by the response of platform members to our online survey, and we were able to make strategic recommendations for the future of the platform based on solid evidence.
Tagged | evaluation, online survey, sport for development, strategy