Indicators of participatory evaluation in community development plans in Catalonia (Spain)
Indicators of Participatory Evaluation in Community Development Plans in Catalonia (Spain)<br />Héctor Núñez<br />Xavier Úcar<br />Pilar Pineda<br />Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona<br />Spain<br />CommunityDevelopment International Conference<br />Lisboa<br />July 2011<br />
1. CommunityDevelopmentPlans (CDP’s) in Catalonia:<br />1.1. The beginnings<br />1.2. The Goals of this approach<br />2. ParticipatoryMethodologyapproach<br />2.1. Working together with practitioners of the field<br />2.2. Indicators of Participatory Evaluation<br />3. Researchproject: “Participatory evaluation of communityaction as a learningmethodologyto individual and community empowerment”<br />CONTENTS<br />
First CDP’s started up in 1996; with only two initiatives around the territory <br />In 1998, began to be implemented throughout the country; both urban and rural areas<br />Currently, there are 80 CDP’s in Catalonia<br />The Government of Catalonia collaborates with civic and social entities, and gives them institutional and economic support<br />1. Community Development Plans (CDP’s) in Catalonia (I)<br />
The Goals of this approach:<br />Social and territorial strategy which aims to give answers to the needs of the community, to improve quality of life.<br />CDP try to enhance participatory processes, that facilitate the empowerment of the neighborhoods, organizations and citizenship.<br />Community Development Plans (CDP’s)in Catalonia (II)<br />
2. ParticipatoryMethodologyapproach(I)<br />The Citizen Action Secretary of Government of Catalonia wants to explore a new method to evaluate the CDP’s.<br />We propose them working together with practitioners of the field.<br />In 2008, we started up a project that focused in a participatory approach with community technicians of CDP.<br />These practitioners carry out the management; design; implementation and evaluation of CDP in each community.<br />
First action: A documental review to analyze semestral and annual memories evaluations of 55 CDP’s.<br />This work allows us to propose an initial set of indicators of evaluation with the team.<br />The set of indicators of evaluation was worked and reelaborated trough the experiences and opinions of community technicians.<br />ParticipatoryMethodologyapproach(II)<br />
Weestablishedfourdimensions of analysis:<br />Context of CommunityDevelopment Plan (CDP)<br />Historicaldevelopment of CDP<br />Management of CDP<br />Outputs of CDP<br />Indicators of evaluation(I)<br />
These indicators:<br /><ul><li>Characteristics of the territory.
Population characteristics (age; gender; nationality; social risk population; level of education).
Services in the territory (schools; health centers; community centers; police office).</li></ul>It can serve us to do a contextual / diagnostically evaluation <br />Context of CommunityDevelopment Plan (CDP)<br />
These indicators:<br /><ul><li>Information about community technicians (level and kind of universitary studies, etc.)
Girona</li></ul>And a particular foundation based on Knowledge Society:<br /><ul><li>Citilab</li></ul>3. Thecurrentresearch(I)<br />
The goal of this project consists of applying a participatory evaluation approach in the evaluation of CDP’s in Catalonia. For this, we focus our work in three CDP and we use a methodology of case studies. We will end up our research project at December of 2013.<br />3. Thecurrentresearch(II)<br />
Another's researchers involved in this research are:<br />E. Crespo; E. Gil; P. Heras; A. Llena; A. Planas; L. Sánchez; P. Soler.<br />