What works in assessing community participation?

Danny Burns, Frances Heywood, Pete Wilde, and Mandy Wilson

What works in assessing community participation?

Danny Burns, Frances Heywood, Pete Wilde, and Mandy Wilson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

56 pages
Paper $23.95 ISBN: 9781861346155 Published July 2004 For sale in North and South America only
This report documents the results of road-testing two frameworks for assessing community participation: Active partners: Benchmarking community involvement in regeneration (Yorkshire Forward, 2000) and Auditing community participation: An assessment handbook (The Policy Press, 2000). The report examines whether the tools were useful, what worked most effectively and how the tools might be amalgamated on the basis of what was learned from the road-testing. The practical difficulties involved in using the tools were also explored. The lessons learned have enabled the production of a new companion handbook for development and assessment, Making community participation meaningful, which combines and develops the original frameworks.
Contents
Background and context
Background to the road testing
Why the benchmarks and audit tools were developed
The two assessment frameworks in a nutshell
What we did in the three pilot areas
The content of the audit tools and the benchmarks: What can the tools be used for?
What did the tools achieve during the pilot phase?
What parts of the tools should be used when?
Assessment exercises, techniques and processes
Issues of language and presentation
Further issues raised by the work with black and minority ethnic groups
What needed to be added to the frameworks?
Integrating the two tools
Application of the two tools: Access
Time and timing
The need for facilitation and expertise
Issues raised by the action research process
The skills that are needed to do this work
Recording
Voluntary or compulsory assessment?
Mainstreaming audit and development processes
Conclusions
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