Work with organisations to improve evaluation standards

Recommendation 203


Who is leading the change

Department of Premier and Cabinet

The Victorian Government work with organisations it funds to provide family violence services, to improve evaluation standards by, among other things:

  • ensuring that where an evaluation is anticipated or expected, resources are provided to allow for the evaluation, including funding for the evaluation itself and for the design and/or implementation of processes and systems to support data collection
  • ensuring that the initial period for which a program is funded contains a period of service delivery that is long enough to support a thorough evaluation of the program
  • resourcing those delivering initiatives to conduct ‘action research’ during the life of the program, so that adaptations can be made to improve data collection and service delivery
  • publishing evaluation outcomes where appropriate