Evaluating social exclusion interventions in university-community partnerships
By: Ofek Y.
Published in: Evaluation and Program Planning
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Description: Most university-community partnerships (UCPs) involve elements of community-level social exclusion interventions. As suc h, they face substantial challenges in management and evaluation. This paper highlights the central challenges associated with evaluation of UCP and other social exclusion interventions at the community level, and suggests methods to overcome them. The main body of the paper presents a case study based on a four-year action research involving evaluation of a social exclusion intervention initiated and implemented by a UCP in Israel. The case study highlights the challenges faced by the evaluation team, the solutions provided, and the contribution of the evaluation to improvement and accountability. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd