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Evaluating communication for development : a framework for social change / June Lennie and Jo Tacchi.

By: Lennie, June.
Contributor(s): Tacchi, Jo.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HN49.C6 L466 2013Publication: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013Description: xvi, 189 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780415522076 (hbk.); 0415522072 (hbk.); 9780415522595 (pbk.); 0415522595 (pbk.).Subject(s): Communication in community development -- Evaluation | Social change
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: The need for the framework -- Communication for development -- C4D in the United Nations -- Evaluation -- Social change -- Participation -- Participation and sustainability -- Origins of the framework and its principles -- Development of the principles and framework -- Ensuring rigour in evaluation and sustainable development -- How the book is organized -- Overview of the framework -- The framework components in more detail -- Comparison with other frameworks and approaches -- Conclusion -- Challenges in moving beyond dominant approaches to evaluating C4D -- The value of systems and complexity approaches to evaluation -- A systems perspective -- Complexity theory -- Distinguishing between simple, complicated and complex problems -- Critical approaches to understanding and evaluating social change -- A focus on power relations, gender and social norms -- Conclusion -- Context and structure -- Institutional and country-level challenges -- Attitudes and policies of funders and management -- Challenges in conceptualizing, outsourcing and managing research and evaluation -- Challenges in assessing impacts and outcomes of C4D -- Overcoming the challenges: key trends in C4D evaluation -- New conceptualizations of evaluation and shifts in evaluation practice -- Conclusion -- Understanding and defining evaluation capacity development -- The need for an alternative approach to evaluation capacity development -- Towards a holistic approach to evaluation capacity development -- A holistic approach to organizational capacity development -- The value of participatory methodologies for evaluation capacity development -- Challenges and issues in evaluation capacity development -- Strategies for effective and sustainable evaluation capacity development -- Conclusion -- Definitions of key terms -- Key approaches and methodologies for evaluating C4D -- Key C4D evaluation methods -- Indicators -- Conclusion -- Key features and benefits of the framework for evaluating C4D -- Challenges, issues and contradictions -- Strategies proposed to address these challenges and issues -- Implementing the framework for evaluating C4D -- Looking to the future.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-175) and index.

Machine generated contents note: The need for the framework -- Communication for development -- C4D in the United Nations -- Evaluation -- Social change -- Participation -- Participation and sustainability -- Origins of the framework and its principles -- Development of the principles and framework -- Ensuring rigour in evaluation and sustainable development -- How the book is organized -- Overview of the framework -- The framework components in more detail -- Comparison with other frameworks and approaches -- Conclusion -- Challenges in moving beyond dominant approaches to evaluating C4D -- The value of systems and complexity approaches to evaluation -- A systems perspective -- Complexity theory -- Distinguishing between simple, complicated and complex problems -- Critical approaches to understanding and evaluating social change -- A focus on power relations, gender and social norms -- Conclusion -- Context and structure -- Institutional and country-level challenges -- Attitudes and policies of funders and management -- Challenges in conceptualizing, outsourcing and managing research and evaluation -- Challenges in assessing impacts and outcomes of C4D -- Overcoming the challenges: key trends in C4D evaluation -- New conceptualizations of evaluation and shifts in evaluation practice -- Conclusion -- Understanding and defining evaluation capacity development -- The need for an alternative approach to evaluation capacity development -- Towards a holistic approach to evaluation capacity development -- A holistic approach to organizational capacity development -- The value of participatory methodologies for evaluation capacity development -- Challenges and issues in evaluation capacity development -- Strategies for effective and sustainable evaluation capacity development -- Conclusion -- Definitions of key terms -- Key approaches and methodologies for evaluating C4D -- Key C4D evaluation methods -- Indicators -- Conclusion -- Key features and benefits of the framework for evaluating C4D -- Challenges, issues and contradictions -- Strategies proposed to address these challenges and issues -- Implementing the framework for evaluating C4D -- Looking to the future.

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