A snapshot of evaluation and Value for Money as a process to assist organisations to plan, develop and improve their programs.
AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year and prepared reports for Closing the Gap.
All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.
See also publications from Growing Up in Australia .
Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
A snapshot of empowerment evaluation, a model that aims to create a sense of ownership to ensure program outcomes are beneficial for participants
A snapshot of participatory action research, an approach that views the participant as an equal partner with the researcher
Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research
Information on how to disseminate evaluation findings to the broader service sector, including tips for writing and publishing an evaluation report
Information about the types of evaluation methods that inform evidence-based practice, and tips for services on establishing a culture of evaluation
A guide to the why, who, what, when, where and how of evaluation, particularly the vital tasks needed to ensure an evaluation goes smoothly
An outline of the steps involved in planning an evaluation, and an overview of the key concepts relating to the broad stages of evaluation
A brief overview of the role of evaluation and innovation in the context of family support services