A participatory framework for researching and evaluating communication for development and social change
chapterposted on 19.01.2017 by Jo Tacchi, June Lennie
Division of a book, which in a scholarly context usually treats a part of a larger subject in a stand-alone manner.
This chapter first discusses evaluation of communication for development in relation to ideas around participation and social change, before presenting the framework for evaluating communication for development and social change, and the key principles that underpin it. It then describes some of the most interesting current trends and debates in development evaluation that informed the development of the framework, and outlines some strategies for overcoming the many challenges and issues associated with implementing this alternative evaluation approach. The chapter discusses some of the aspects of systems thinking and complexity theory that informs the framework, and gives brief examples to illustrate their relevance. Finally, the chapter discusses the implications for increasing the sustainability and effectiveness of communication for development and social change.
- Loughborough University London