Conditions for Change for Children and Young Peoples Participation in Evaluation: Change-Scape:
Recorded on July 2016
Author: Johnson, Vicky
Publisher: Child Indicators Research, Vol. 4 Issue 4
Geographic Coverage: Not location-specific
Type of Resource: Methodology
Vulnerable groups: Children
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Documenting participation
Availability: Restricted Access
Keywords: Capacity, Changescape, Collaboration Space, Confidence, Decision Makers, Evaluation, Evidence, Mechanisms of communication, Monitoring, Participation, Perspectives, Positive Outcomes, Strategic Processes
Under what conditions does participatory monitoring and evaluation with children result in positive outcomes and transformational change on a personal, institutional and broader societal level? Using cases from Nepal and UK, the ‘Changescape’ structures the conditions that determine whether evidence from children participating in evaluation is utilised by decision-makers to shape services and inform strategic processes.
The discussion highlights how conditions for change and mechanisms of communication and collaboration can facilitate or block change in response to children’s participation in evaluation. The Change-scape helped to structure findings on how: context can affect the way in which policy makers and community members respond to children’s perspectives; capacity, confidence, and champions for children can affect decision-makers responses to children’s evidence; mechanisms of communication and collaboration can create more space for dialogue and increase commitment to change.