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Title: A participatory framework for researching and evaluating communication for development and social change
Authors: Tacchi, Jo
Lennie, June
Keywords: Communication for development
Communication for social change
Complexity theory
Participatory evaluation approaches
Systems thinking
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © John Wiley & Sons
Citation: TACCHI, J., 2014. A participatory framework for researching and evaluating communication for development and social change. IN: WILKINS, K.G., TUFTE, T. and OBREGON, R. (eds). The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 298-320.
Abstract: This chapter first discusses evaluation of communication for development in relation to ideas around participation and social change, before presenting the framework for evaluating communication for development and social change, and the key principles that underpin it. It then describes some of the most interesting current trends and debates in development evaluation that informed the development of the framework, and outlines some strategies for overcoming the many challenges and issues associated with implementing this alternative evaluation approach. The chapter discusses some of the aspects of systems thinking and complexity theory that informs the framework, and gives brief examples to illustrate their relevance. Finally, the chapter discusses the implications for increasing the sustainability and effectiveness of communication for development and social change.
Description: All rights reserved. The chapter appears here with the kind permission of the publisher. See full copyright notice in the associated file.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/9781118505328.ch18
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23784
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118505328.ch18
ISBN: 9781118505311
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