The Directory of Indigenous and mainstream evaluations 2002-2010 identifies evaluation of programs or strategies commissioned or undertaken by Commonwealth Government departments. The directory captures any significant Indigenous-specific evaluations or mainstream evaluations with a prominent Indigenous component.
In consultation with relevant government departments and agencies, the directory includes evaluations for the preceding eight years. This directory dates back to 2002 and also includes planned evaluations.
The purpose of the directory is to provide readers with a ready reference to, and better understanding of, the evaluation work that has and is taking place, on Indigenous programs and future evaluations. The directory provides summaries of the evaluations, their scope, and their main findings.
This will be the last of these directories as the responsibility for collecting this information now lies with the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse.
The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse broadly aims to provide policy makers and service providers with evidence on what works to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage.
Importantly, the Clearinghouse will produce an annual report on gaps in the available research and evaluation evidence and priorities for future research. This can be accessed on the Clearinghouse website. The Clearinghouse will determine gaps in the available evidence through analysis of its collected resources by building block and then against further criteria, including:
- geographic location (and remoteness location)
- population groups that participated in the studies
- the types of study used to produce the evidence
- involvement of Indigenous researchers
- the source of the research or evaluation
- whether information was publically available.