(Left to right): Stanley Rankin – Aboriginal Cultural Advisor on Evaluation, Bill Fogarty and Kate Bellchambers

Monitoring & Evaluation

Since the LoC Program’s inception, there has been a strong focus on the need to monitor and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the program, providing an independent evidence base to assess the success of the program. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation is also important to help identify improvements for the program and understand the successes and the challenges at each site.

Since 2013, Researcher Bill Fogarty from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at The Australian National University in Canberra has been working closely with the LoC team, the LoC Steering Committee members, community members, and other stakeholders as a part of the monitoring and evaluation process.

The evaluation was specifically intended to maximise stakeholder input in the design of the evaluation and data collection methodology, ensure robust data analysis, and provide ongoing feedback of findings to all project stakeholders.

Research