How We Do It

How We Do It

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Community Based Research and Evaluation

Simply put:   There’s lots of evidence that can inform your decision-making but not necessarily a lot of insight. We bring the data to life for you, help you understand it and incorporate it into how you make decisions and track your progress. This builds your capacity to be more deliberative and reflective and translates into better results for the communities you work with.

Technically speaking:  We have extensive experience in all aspects of program evaluation and applied research. Very often we are asked to conduct critical reviews of services and systems to inform policy, program and system development. Our projects range from local, individual program evaluations to complex systems change and community impact initiatives. Our approach ensures that the information we use is credible, strategically relevant and useful to evaluation stakeholders for multiple purposes, such as program improvement, policy development, collective learning and knowledge exchange. We are also experienced in developing theories of change with our partners, by critically examining the underlying rationale and assumptions of programs to understand how they are expected to work. This work often includes the development of program logic models, which graphically capture the goals and efforts of programs.