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Research to inform Post Disaster Recovery Programs

Project Member(s): Ryan, R., Molloy, L.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department (Attorney-General's Department (Commonwealth) PF)

Start year: 2015

Summary: CLG was engaged by the Australian Attorney General's Department Recovery Sub-Committee (RSC) Secretariat to conduct research to inform the future development of a national outcomes focussed evaluation methodology for assessing Post Disaster Recovery Programs. The project was developed in two stages: Stage One involved a detailed review of existing evaluation practice materials drawn from non-academic (grey literature) and provision of a matrix for assessing evaluative methodologies applied to 30 national and international post disaster events. Stage Two involves the development of three detailed case studies of post disaster recovery events; Christchurch Earthquake NZ; Victoria (Bushfires); Grantham floods. The case studies will include a rigorous analysis of evaluation processes that were applied; up to 8 semi-structured interviews (with disaster recovery agencies) in each of the three locations; a 1/2 day workshops with affected community and walk up surveys (4 hour period) in each of the three locations. The detailed case studies will inform the development of a workshop to be held with the RSC and Project Steering Group (PSG) members to refine the ANZMEC draft project logic and establish a draft hierarchy of outcomes for evaluation. This piece of work will inform the future development of a national framework for evaluation and monitoring of post-disaster recovery programs. CLG will provide the final report to the RSC by 30 June 2015.

FOR Codes: Public Policy, Government and Politics not elsewhere classified