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Learning and Evaluation for Poverty Reduction

Published on 31/03/2004

This is the sixth in a series of papers written in support of the Vibrant Communities project, a four-year national effort to explore promising local solutions to reduce poverty.  The paper discusses various aspects of community learning.  It describes how the Pan-Canadian Learning Partnership, which comprises the foundation of Vibrant Communities, engages in a process of continual learning to inform and improve local efforts.  The paper also explores the challenges involved in evaluating comprehensive community initiatives.  It discusses the ‘logic model’ of evaluation.  This approach is based on the assumption that there is a sequence of events which must take place, and that build upon each other in a logical fashion, in order to effect any complex change.  The intermediary steps along the way can then be identified and assessed.

ISBN – 1-55832-092-4

L’Apprentissage et l’évaluation dans le cadre d’initiatives de réduction de pauvreté 

ISBN – 1-55832-094-0

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Summary

This is the sixth in a series of papers written in support of the Vibrant Communities project, a four-year national effort to explore promising local solutions to reduce poverty.  

Topic(s)

Cities and communities, Evidence-based policy