Checking up to keep on track: an Aboriginal-led approach to monitoring well-being

Kelly, Linda, Whiteside, Mary, Barich, Hayley, and Tsey, Komla (2021) Checking up to keep on track: an Aboriginal-led approach to monitoring well-being. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 21 (3). pp. 132-145.

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This article reports the process of identifying a well-being monitoring and evaluation approach for a community development programme with Aboriginal Native Title Holders in Northern Australia. The process involved the use of an empowerment-based Aboriginal Family Well-Being framework to enable Native Title Holders to articulate domains of value to their local community. These domains aligned with an existing culturally sensitive Aboriginal well-being survey tool which the Native Title Holders saw as relevant for their use. The attempts to provide Aboriginal people with a broader and more long-term perspective from which to judge the value of short-term projects is a different approach to traditional programme assessment (monitoring and evaluation). It aims to provide Aboriginal people with a more relevant frame from which they can make judgements about the worth of any programme or project in their location, supporting local control and decision-making. Potentially it provides Aboriginal people with the information from which to advocate for other supports and to assess the value of Government and other projects.

Item ID: 70142
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1035-719X
Keywords: community development, Indigenous Australia, monitoring and evaluation, monitoring systems, well-being
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2021. Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 00:04
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4504 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing > 450420 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440406 Rural community development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200202 Evaluation of health outcomes @ 50%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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