Webinar: Review of international approaches to evaluating rural and community development investment and supports

Hosted by the ESRI, this online event will present the findings from the report 'Review of international approaches to evaluating rural and community development investment and supports.'

In September 2019, the ESRI commenced a joint Research Programme with the Department of Rural and Community Development to help inform rural and community development policy. This report is the first output published under the Research Programme. Its aim is to identify international approaches to the evaluation of rural and community development activities.

Presentations will examine the international approaches for measurement and evaluation of projects with a rural and community development emphasis and monitoring and evaluation in the context of the range of programmes operated by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

10:30AM

Introduction

Professor Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI

10:35AM

Report findings

Dr. Adele Whelan / Professor Seamus McGuinness of the ESRI

10:50AM

Monitoring and Evaluation: LEADER Programme

Geraldine Crean, LEADER Unit, Department of Rural and Community Development

11:05AM

Monitoring and Evaluation: Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

Sinead Quinn, Social Inclusion and Communities Unit, Department of Rural and Community Development

Case Study on engagement with the Roma Community in Fingal

Adeline O’Brien, CEO of Empower

11:20AM

Comments and Q&A

11:30AM

Close

Kevin McCarthy, Secretary General of Department of Rural and Community Development