Resources & Links

Collective & Collaborative Approaches

Indigenous Empowerment is at the heart of our reforms. In implementing our reforms we are drawing on learning from related work.

Collaboration for Impact

www.collaborationforimpact.com - This website brings together information and resources to help communities tackle their toughest problems through collaboration and a collective impact approach. 

Collective Impact Forum

collectiveimpactforum.org - The Collective Impact Forum exists to support the efforts of those who are practicing collective impact  across the world. While the rewards of collective impact can be great, the work is often demanding. Those who practice it must keep themselves and their teams motivated and moving forward. This site is a place to find the tools and training that can help achieve success. It’s an expanding network of like-minded individuals coming together from across sectors to share useful experience and knowledge and thereby accelerating the effectiveness, and further adoption, of the collective impact approach as a whole.

Agreements & Agreement Making

The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) Database

www.atns.net.au - This online gateway is a wealth of information relating to agreements between indigenous people and others in Australia and overseas. The database offers a range of features including background information on each agreement; links to related agreements, organisations, signatories and events; a glossary of relevant terminology as well as direct access to published and on-line resources.

Jumbunna Research Unit

In 2005 Jumbunna developed Negotiating Shared Responsibility Agreements: A Toolkit. While relevant to SRAs it has some useful questions to think about negotiation and preparedness. http://www.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/SRAsbriefpaperupdate_0.pdf

Measuring & Evaluating Social Impact

The Centre for Social Impact

The Compass: Your Guide to Social Impact Measurement - produced by the Centre for Social Impact, a collaboration of three Australian universities, this paper explores and explains key topics, concepts, questions and principles of outcomes measurement. 

Other online resources

trasi.foundationcenter.org - A database of over 150 tools, methods, and best practices for assessing social impact

raguide.org - An online guide for implementing a Results Based Accountability or Outcomes Based Accountability approach 

betterevaluation.org - An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about methods, processes and approaches.


Research Collections

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap 

An online clearinghouse for research and evaluation evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage. 

Productivity Commission 

www.pc.gov.au 

The Productivity Commission provides independent research and advice to Government on economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians, with some research focussed on Indigenous related issues. 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet 

www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au 

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. It specialises in research with a population health focus in a form that has immediate and practical utility for practitioners and policy-makers. You can also connect and share information with others working to improve Indigenous Health, through 'yarning places' (electronic networks). 

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) 

caepr.anu.edu.au

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) does social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective.