Culturally Appropriate Evaluation
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Challenges in Applying Indigenous Evaluation Practices in Mai..

How can indigenous evaluators implement culturally competent models in First Nations communities while ensuring that government grant evaluation requirements are met? Through describing the challenges in one tribal community in the United States, this article will discuss how American Indian/Alaska Native substance abuse prevention programs are evaluating the implementation and outcomes of Strategic Prevention Framework grants from the federal government’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Requirements for implementing evidence-based programs normed on other populations and for evaluating data based on quantitative methods add to the challenge. Throughout the process, much is being learned that it is hoped will strengthen indigenous grantees and increase the cultural competence of government evaluation requirements. (Contains 2 figures.)


Better Indigenous Policies: An Aotearoa New Zealand Perspective..

Policy evaluation, particularly government-funded evaluation, tends to focus on high-level indicators or on those charged with implementing specific programs rather than on systems of transmission and the mix of policies and strategies across government. M?ori providers come under particular scrutiny through evaluation. This has, however provided an opportunity for the development of ‘by M?ori, for M?ori’ evaluation, with the Kaupapa M?ori paradigm providing a significant space for a wide range of M?ori individuals and organizations to work from. What these approaches have achieved is the support and reinforcement of policies, such as Whanau Ora, which are premised on the right of and need for M?ori to be involved through collaborative and consultative processes at all stages: from policy design to implementation to evaluation.


Indigenous Approaches to Program Evaluation

Program evaluation can be used to assess health and education programs, health promotion programs, and social programs among others. Program evaluation can provide valuable insight into program goals, activities and target population, program strengths, areas for program improvement, and the cost-effectiveness of a program. It is an important accountability tool and can be used to justify continued funding for programs or new directions in programming. To obtain maximum benefit from program evaluations and research with Aboriginal peoples and organizations, they must be considered full partners in the project. Many Indigenous scholars have articulated respectful approaches for engaging in such evaluations. This paper will briefly review different types of program evaluation activities and discuss Indigenous approaches and ethical guidelines for engaging in a program evaluation.


Better Indigenous Policies: An Aotearoa New Zealand Perspective

Policy evaluation, particularly government-funded evaluation, tends to focus on high-level indicators or on those charged with implementing specific programs rather than on systems of transmission and the mix of policies and strategies across government. M?ori providers come under particular scrutiny through evaluation. This has, however provided an opportunity for the development of ëby M?ori, for M?orií evaluation, with the Kaupapa M?ori paradigm providing a significant space for a wide range of M?ori individuals and organizations to work from. What these approaches have achieved is the support and reinforcement of policies, such as Whanau Ora, which are premised on the right of and need for M?ori to be involved through collaborative and consultative processes at all stages: from policy design to implementation to evaluation.