To measure success in its Aboriginal Culture and Healing line of recovery ERV must be guided by the principles of self-determination and draw on existing Victorian Government frameworks to embed Aboriginal community-defined monitoring and evaluation methodology. The ERV monitoring and evaluation approaches align with the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery Programs (v2 2018) and, provides a consistent approach to the evaluation of any individual disaster recovery program.
The ERV outcomes and their indicators provide the description for the future state and should be driven by Aboriginal communities. In developing the monitoring and evaluation approaches, ERV should practice iterative co-design that seeks partnership and is validated by the affected Aboriginal community.
As part of implementing a monitoring and evaluation plan, a localised focus could develop outcome indicators specific to the local Aboriginal community’s recovery. Any approach should be driven by the three Aboriginal Culture and Healing line of recovery outcomes and integrate local Aboriginal community informed indicators. It is crucial to acknowledge that Aboriginal communities that know their recovery needs may have already identified appropriate measures of success that should be embedded to the monitoring and evaluation strategy and plan. This includes assessing any existing Victorian Government frameworks, strategies and policies that indicate Aboriginal communities’ measures for success.