Key ingredients for effective community research

Key ingredients for effective community research

We have had a positive experience recently in working with two community groups to design and conduct research on topics they consider important. Both research projects were managed by Ninti One and we contributed to the work as their partner. I came away from each project thinking that the reasons why the projects went well deserved to be thought through and written down, which is the purpose of this article.

‘We are not researchers’ – Making M&E accessible

‘We are not researchers’ – Making M&E accessible

The increasing need for evidence of the impact of investments in social development, health and education programs places pressures on organisations and their staff. This is not unreasonable, but for many people, monitoring and evaluation remains an obscure subject, distant from the day-to-day activities of working with clients.

Why workshops about Development Practice?

Why workshops about Development Practice?

Workshop in Cochabamba, Bolivia: “Five Key Questions for Effective Development Practice” Sometimes when designing or implementing development projects I get the feeling of how easy (and dangerous) it is to forget that we are not alone in this. It is easy to forget how...
Minyerri; what a community arts centre is for

Minyerri; what a community arts centre is for

We have been working with the community of Minyerri recently through a project managed by Enterprise Learning Projects (ELP) through The Smith Family. The work is part of the Australian Government-funded Communities for Children program. I visited the community in...