Building collective capacity: New challenges for management-focused evaluation
A crucial dimension of the Generations of Hope program model is concerned with developing the capacity of a small community of neighbors to arrest and reverse the socio-emotional drift of children in State care. It is important to specify how this actually is accomplished so that evaluation can inform management decisions, but conventional formulations of process and outcome are not adequate to deal with the complexity involved. This paper introduces some new constructs and analytic techniques designed to track this complexity and model the subtler effects of a novel approach to programming.
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