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Assessing community change: development of a "˜bare foot' impact assessment methodology - Radio Journal, Volume 3, July 2005
by Birgitte Jallov

Abstract:
Assessing community change: development of a "˜bare foot' impact assessment methodology Impact assessment is one of a variety of monitoring tools available to ensure that a community radio effectively works towards set objectives and aspirations. In Mozambique a "bare-foot" impact assessment methodology has been designed, tested, revised and implemented with eight community owned stations between 2000 and 2005. The present article1 explores the three separate areas of attention focused upon in this methodology: (i) an internal assessment of the radio's way of functioning as an organism, followed by: (ii) assessment of the capacity of the community producers through their programs to meet the needs and desires of the community. Finally the method addresses the overall objective of it all: (iii) assessing the extend to which impact can be registered vis-ŕ -vis positive development change within the community, empowerment, mending of the social tissue, etc. as resulting from the work of the community radio.

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Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 14 pages
Publisher: Intellect Books (2005)
Location: Bristol, UK
Language: English
ISSN: 1476-4504

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