The best overall planning and evaluation framework is leap. Paper evaluating the impact of capacity building activities. Despite the potential of community based organizations cbos to promote and sustain health, prevent disease, and address health disparities, many cbos lack the capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate their efforts, limiting the degree to which the effectiveness of interventions can be measured. Community capacity building university of british columbia. Developing a monitoring and evaluation process for capacity building and empowerment with the current focus of many development interventions on capacity building and empowerment and increasingly the adoption of rights based approaches an important question to address is the role and approach of monitoring and evaluation systems. Evaluation capacity building ecb involves implementing one or more interventions to build individual and organizational capacities to engage in and sustain the act of evaluation including, but not limited to, commissioning, planning, implementing, and using findings from evaluations. Using the metaphor of a journey, the tool lets you evaluate or track your location in a. Evaluability assessment, capacitybuilding activities and qualitative assessment show that evaluation capacitybuilding is an iterative process, requiring partnerships between funders, evaluators and grantees over time to finetune strategies in an audiencetargeted manner because one size does not fit all. Dph wtcb mep ctri smokefree increased knowledge and ability to collect and use data increased local evaluation capacity more effective programs facilitate cross site sharing integration of evaluation into. Capacity building is now a central tenet of most work undertaken in community and informs the social policy discussion across all lev els and sectors of government.
Community science provides an integrated approach to building the capacity of organizations and institutions, helping to develop healthy, just and equitable communities. The strengths and limitations of this evaluation capacity building process and the lessons learned are considered. Community capacitybuilding the canadian ced network. Why is it important to measure community capacity building. Capacity development consequently presents multiple monitoring and evaluation opportunities and challenges for. What is evaluation capacity building, and why should you care.
Process evaluation of community training and education in a communitybased participatory research program serving a predominately puerto rican community. Findings from the communities empowering youth cey evaluation final report opre report 2015 november 2011 submitted to. Building community capacity digital education resource archive. Grantmakers for effective organizations contracted with innovation network to lead evaluation capacity building trainings with grantmakers. However, a number of principles have already emerged which can guide the evaluation of capacity building in health. Building the capacity of communities to deal with their own problems and development.
A framework for building evaluation capacity based on the. An evaluation capacitybuilding process for sustainable. Community capacity building a practical guide dr rowland atkinson and paul willis housing and community research unit university of tasmania introduction building the capacity of communities to deal with their own problems and development has become an important aspect of the work of a range of government and housing departments. Theories, models and frameworks used in capacity building. Evaluating the impact of capacity building activities in the field of food quality and safety design of an evaluation scorecard and indicators note. Ccce 2000 the community reliance manual, british columbia. The expert group has itself actively supported several initiatives on evaluation capacity building together with other agencies in order to. Trainings and capacity building programs can be implemented in various ways depending on the context and the objectives being pursued by the support provider. However, there is a lack of clarity about what community capacity means an d how one builds. A tool for planning, building and reflecting on community capacity in community based health projects. Evaluation of the participative approach to community capacity building programme technical report iv lome, togo acknowledgement this evaluation was successfully carried out thanks to the close collaboration and support of the regional directorates of planning and development, social welfare, womens promotion and. A checklist for building organizational evaluation capacity. An evaluation framework for community health programs. Twombly, research associate center on nonprofits and.
This document is a planning tool to help you build community capacity in health promotion projects. This report does not necessarily reflect the position of fao, but is provided for information. Although many definitions of evaluation capacity building ecb now circulate the globe, i believe the simplest working definition can be found in the writing of stockdill, baizerman, and compton 2002, where they define ecb as, the intentional work to continuously create and sustain overall organizational processes that make quality. A tool for planning, building and reflecting on community capacity in communitybased health projects. Evaluating a community capacity building project csu research. Throughout the advanced economies, public policy has become ever more deeply involved in developing the capacities of communities to help themselves. Evaluation capacity building in organizations tei the.
Interestingly, various support providers link their trainings with capacity building programs or technical assistance. Our model for community change and improvement section 5. Evaluation capacity building transforming evaluation for. It is the process that improves the ability of a person, group, organization, or system to meet its objectives or to perform better. Evaluation of the community capacity building strategy. It allows individuals and organizations to perform at a greater capacity larger scale, larger audience, larger impact, etc. The community ministry is involved in providing emergency and other services to needy families in montgomery county, maryland. Unlike programs supporting health, livelihoods, and other impact areas, capacity development does not have standalone outcomes.
Community capacity building online toolkit introduction welcome to the get involved community capacity building toolkit. Return it to the community foundation via mail or email. Nancye campbell, project officer office of planning, research and evaluation administration for children and families u. What is evaluation capacity building, and why should you. Strengthen your organizations capacity by building skills in eight core areas including community assessment, evaluation, and building partnerships. Chapter 7 organizational and community capacity building 199 additionally, there is great benefit to pr eparing gr oups of individuals in a community for leadership r oles versus focusing on. How to take forward a community capacity building programme. Keywords community capacity building, disempowerment, empowerment, participatory action research, participatory evaluation. Capacity building was one of three crosscutting inputs into measure evaluations project framework. Evaluability assessment, capacity building activities and qualitative assessment show that evaluation capacity building is an iterative process, requiring partnerships between funders, evaluators and grantees over time to finetune strategies in an audiencetargeted manner because one size does not fit all.
Until now, this has been pursued through facilitating the development of communitybased groups. Evaluation capacity building of the community ministry of montgomery county. Evaluation of the appalachian regional commissions community. This report does not necessarily reflect the position of. Projectprogramme monitoring and evaluation guide 2. Evaluating capacity development results better evaluation.
Examples and lessons from the field developed for building nonprofit capacity to evaluate, learn, and grow impact, a workshop presented by innovation network, in partnership with grantmakers for effective organizations scaling what works initiative. Chapters 1 and 2 provide background information about the study and community capacity building. Hubbard,wetookadvantageof a study the authors already were conducting on organizational effectiveness and nonprofits. Our greatest strength is the study of community and system change.
A community tool box overview and gateway to the tools. Using evaluability assessment and evaluation capacity. Community capacity building a practical guide centre for. Outcomes are reported with reference to four capacity building domains of vision and leadership, structure and partnerships, community engagement, and. Our objective is to develop the knowledge necessary to address social problems in a way that benefits all communities. The term community capacitybuilding only entered into the lexicon of. Jan 12, 2012 although many definitions of evaluation capacity building ecb now circulate the globe, i believe the simplest working definition can be found in the writing of stockdill, baizerman, and compton 2002, where they define ecb as, the intentional work to continuously create and sustain overall organizational processes that make quality. Instead, capacity development supports a diverse set of goals in different sectors, at different levels, through different activities. This toolkit aims to support rural and regional queenslanders as they work towards increasingly sustainable, liveable and prosperous rural communities. Communitybased organizations capacity to plan, implement. Community science worked with ministry senior staff to develop a system that would enable them to monitor and evaluate their work. Keywords community capacitybuilding, disempowerment, empowerment, participatory action research, participatory evaluation.
A framework for building evaluation capacity based on the experiences of three organizations by jean a. Building capacity in communities communitites ndep. Increasing the effectiveness of trainings and capacity. Building evaluation capacity child welfare information. King and boris volkov photo by joe treleven, courtesy of the science museum of minnesota the demand for program evaluation creates a dilemma for notforprofit agencies such as the science museum of minnesota. Advancing the measurement of collective community capacity to. Physical assets including land, buildings and equipment. To ensure that collaboration with partners is built on mutual understanding and appreciation. The search aimed to locate capacity building articles in public health and general healthcare and included capacity building mesh as well as keywords related to theories e. The purpose of these trainings was to increase grantmaker attention to evaluation, build knowledge and skills about evaluation, and prepare grantmakers to engage with grantees to conduct evaluations. As capacity building is a process, the outcome measures adopted must take account of this.
Firstly, the actual strategies for building capacity need to be specified and impact measures developed which relate to these. Archived the community capacity building tool canada. The project goals were to strengthen the collection and use of routine health data, improve countrylevel capacity to manage health information systems his and conduct rigorous evaluations, and to address health information gaps and challenges. Mep ctri smokefree increased knowledge and ability to collect and use data increased local evaluation capacity more effective programs facilitate cross site sharing integration of evaluation into. The expert group has itself actively supported several initiatives on evaluation capacity building together with other agencies in. The community foundation is interested in learning about the results of your capacity building efforts. Increased accountability by funding organizations and an emphasis on evidence.221 840 1586 474 888 1465 165 1117 420 850 16 1230 1038 786 605 973 513 514 840 192 734 770 1398 53 1296 713 1435 1139 1208