Young Ballymun

Research

What’s the Story: youngballymun’s Performance Story Report

Throughout 2015, youngballymun compiled data and evidence of its programme of work in an innovative and exciting evaluation approach.

Extensive research data of five years of implementation in the local community was gathered and documented along with personal testimonials from families, health workers, preschool staff, teachers and others to provide a comprehensive account of the strategy.

A report, using the contribution analysis methodology, was developed and submitted to a jury of independent experts.

Our Performance Story Report is available here.

The independent international jury, with expertise in implementation, evaluation and community work, were invited to interrogate the evidence over the course of a two-day public event in which included a range of witnesses, including practitioners and managers involved in the initiative and researchers, to discuss their perspectives on the experience of strategy and the wider context.  The summary of the expert jury’s findings is available here.

Research Advisory Group of leading academics and researchers supported the evaluation process and provided observations on interpreting the expert jury’s findings in an Irish context. This commentary is available here.