Reviews


Post Project Review: Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (interRAI) in Aged Residential Care (2011-2015) – 2016

We undertook a post-project review of the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (interRAI) Project, commissioned by interRAI Services, Central Region’s Technical Advisory Services Ltd New Zealand (TAS). The team assessed the extent to which the project met its intended objectives; identifying enablers and barriers; and identifying learnings and recommendations.  The team used a mixed-method research design approach that included a survey of facility managers from approximately 700 aged-care residential (ACR) facilities, and more in-depth interviews with a purposeful example of ARC providers.

InterRai Results Model
interRAI results model

New Zealand Walking Access Commission: Review of the Enhanced Access Fund, 2014

We completed a review of the Walking Access Commission Enhanced Access Fund. We were able to evidence some outcomes from the EAF to contribute to the gauging of the EAF’s cost effectiveness, and included overall judgements on the performance of the Fund as well as a set of key recommendations. The review prompted further work to align activities like the EAF organisational outcomes.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) – Commonwealth Local Government Forum Review, 2014

Commonwealth Local Government Forum Review

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific, partly funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, works across local government organisations and networks in nine countries in the Pacific. The Forum advocates for local government and provides a valuable resource for institutional strengthening, strategic planning, knowledge and research, and relationship building. The Forum’s assistance has aided decentralisation in the Pacific through helping local communities have a voice, promoting gender equity, and good governance principles. We completed a review of the effectiveness and efficiency of Commonwealth Local Government Forum’s work with Local Governments in the Pacific, to assist MFAT in future decision making. Commonwealth Local Government Pacific Project news.

Oxfam Ireland – Oxfam Malawi’s Programme Results Framework, 2014

We completed a review of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) frameworks for Oxfam Malawi’s four strategic programming areas, namely Economic Justice (Economic Empowerment and Climate Change), Rights in Crisis (Humanitarian Mission), Gender Justice (Violence against Women and Girls) and Essential Services (HIV & AIDS), as well as the MEAL framework for its Advocacy work. Through a collaborative process involving Oxfam Malawi staff and programme partners, the MEAL frameworks were refined and an integrated, rights-based results framework for the overall Oxfam Malawi country programme was developed. The collaborative process also served to develop the capacity of Oxfam staff and selected partners in using MEAL frameworks for on-going monitoring and management of programmes.

Health Resource Facility for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs – Independent Progress Review of the Regional HIV Capacity Building Programme, 2014

We completed an Independent Progress Review (IPR) of the Regional HIV Capacity Building Programme for the Health Resource Facility (HRF) for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The programme is delivered by eight funded organisations that are implementing twelve projects in collaboration with 58 partner organisations working at regional, national and sub-national levels in Asia and the Pacific. The IPR assessed the effectiveness of the programme and advise DFAT’s ongoing funding and management of the programme.

Land Information New Zealand – Development of Programme Model for the Review of the Occupational Regulation of Valuers, 2013

We worked collaboratively with LINZ personnel to assist in the early stages of the Occupational Regulation of Valuers Review. This work involved working alongside LINZ personnel to develop a model (a one-page diagram) that depicted how the current regime regulates the valuer occupation, and the desired outcomes of the regulatory regime in the future. The collaborative process of developing the model assisted LINZ and industry stakeholders to confirm their understanding of the current regime, where it is working well, and areas that may need strengthening in future.

Ministry of Transport – Development of High-Level Outcomes from Next Steps Review, 2008.