Empowered Communities Implementation Toolkit

Empowered Communities Implementation Toolkit– Empowered Communities has developed a body of resources and guides for the EC Indigenous leaders and EC backbone organisations to draw on, to support strong implementation of Empowered Communities in their regions.

For information on this toolkit please contact [email protected]

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¬†–¬†This website brings together information and resources to help communities tackle their toughest problems through collaboration and a collective impact approach.

Collective Impact Forum¬†–¬†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‚Äôs 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¬†–¬†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.

Measuring & Evaluating Social Impact

The Centre for Social Impact

The Compass: Your Guide to Social Impact Measurement Рproduced 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¬†–¬†A database of over 150 tools, methods, and best practices for assessing social impact РAn online guide for implementing a Results Based Accountability or Outcomes Based Accountability approach¬†–¬†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

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

Productivity Commission

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

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)

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