Presentation on theme: "How can we show that links projects are making a difference? Dr Kay Richmond Dr Diane Kirkland Dr Sally Venn."— Presentation transcript:
How can we show that links projects are making a difference? Dr Kay Richmond Dr Diane Kirkland Dr Sally Venn
Overview of Workshop Aim Promote ‘best practice’ in needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation Method Presentation Small group discussion Outcome Resource document and strengthened networks
Needs assessment Definition A systematic method of identifying unmet health and healthcare needs of a population and making changes to meet those needs
Rapid Participatory Appraisal Incorporates: Epidemiological data Participatory planning exercises Leads to: Appropriate aims and objectives Facilitates: Empowerment Ownership
Monitoring Definition The regular assessment of progress Key elements Clear aims and objectives Systematic collection of data Collation and analysis of data Dissemination of data Feed back to facilitate continual improvement
Evaluation Purpose To allow judgements to be made about the value of an intervention Definition A process that attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible the relevance, effectiveness and impact of activities in the light of their objectives
Relevance appropriate needs assessment Effectiveness clear aims and objectives Impact Unintended consequences. Value Whose perspective?
Focus for discussion Does theory work in practice? What gets in the way? What works? What resources are available?