Challenges, issues and contradictions in a participatory impact assessment project in Nepal

Lennie, June, Skuse, Andrew, Tacchi, Jo A., & Wilmore, Michael (2008) Challenges, issues and contradictions in a participatory impact assessment project in Nepal. In Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, Monday 8th - Friday 12th September 2008, Perth, Western Australia.

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This paper presents critical reflections on some of the main challenges, issues and contradictions in an ongoing research project we are conducting with Equal Access – Nepal (EAN). Assessing Communication for Social Change: A New Agenda in Impact Assessment (AC4SC) builds on previous communication for development research projects conducted in South and South East Asia, and the development and use of ethnographic action research (Hearn et al., 2008; Skuse et al., 2007; Tacchi & Kiran,2008; Slater & Tacchi, 2004; Tacchi et al., 2007). The project involves designing and implementing a participatory methodology for evaluating the impacts of radio programs produced by EAN and related outreach activities. Our challenge was to design a methodology that is practical and sustainable but also innovative and rigorous, and produces realistic and appropriate indicators of social change. The project began in April 2007 and runs for four years (see Lennie & Tacchi, 2007).

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ID Code: 17930
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the publisher's web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: communicative ecologies, ethnographic action research, ICT
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > International and Development Communication (200103)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2009 00:37
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:21

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