This guide has been developed by practitioners, for practitioners, in response to a request for a tool to help them evaluate their activities to prevent unintentional harm. During early 2019 we had three sessions with a range of practitioners working directly with people and communities at the local level to tackle unintentional harm. With this group we co-created this evaluation framework, logic model and user guide.
We think it will be useful for practitioners who are asking themselves these kinds of questions:
This framework helps to shift the balance from measuring only what can be counted (such as number of people, number of events) to measuring what matters in order to focus on outcomes for people. By using this framework practitioners will:
The framework, logic model and bank of indicators that you can see in the framework is a draft version that needs to be tested by practitioners and refined as people use the framework. It is also not a proven theory of change – only by testing the framework and getting feedback from practitioners on their experiences and exploring why something has worked (or not) will we be able to say with any certainty ‘What Works’.
The framework is available to use by any practitioner working in this area, but we would really like to hear your experiences (see Page 19 of the framework for a feedback sheet) of using the framework. You can sign up to test the framework and get some support with using, or send any feedback on the framework (including suggestions on new activities, outcomes, indicators) to firstname.lastname@example.org.