Evaluating social exclusion interventions in university-community partnerships

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Most university-community partnerships (UCPs) involve elements of community-level social exclusion interventions. As such, they face substantial challenges in management and evaluation. This paper highlights the central challenges associated with evaluation of UCP and other social exclusion interventions at the community level, and suggests methods to overcome them. The main body of the paper presents a case study based on a four-year action research involving evaluation of a social exclusion intervention initiated and implemented by a UCP in Israel. The case study highlights the challenges faced by the evaluation team, the solutions provided, and the contribution of the evaluation to improvement and accountability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-55
Number of pages10
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2017

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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd


  • Actor-oriented approach
  • Evaluation approach
  • Network evaluation
  • Outcome mapping
  • Social exclusion
  • Theory of change
  • University-community partnerships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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