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Practice standards in children’s participation

January 2005

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"These practice standards are intended to guide the practice of staff working to support children’s participation. Each standard is accompanied by a set of criteria that can be used as indicators to see whether or not the standard is being met"

Criteria for the evaluation of public action taking place within networks

ROELEFS, Marcoen

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Paper focuses on what norms are appropriate to the evaluation of public action when this takes place in a network? It argues that the Dutch Government increasingly collaborates with other actors (public and/or private), not only in the execution but also in the elaboration of policies. If this is the case, it is not useful to evaluate public action as if it were undertaken in a vertical one-way model. However, one has to account for this kind of public action from the same basic values that apply to the whole public sector: democratic accountability, compliance with the rules, realisation of goals with a good cost effectiveness. It formulates seven norms that do take into account the particularities of public action within a network

Making commitments matter : a toolkit for young people to evaluate national youth policy

UNITED NATIONS. Division for Social Policy and Development

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This toolkit is meant for national youth organisations and/or representatives working with youth. It can be used as a tool to assess a country's progress in reaching the World Programme of Action on Youth (WPAY) goals; prioritise an organisation's work, and based on findings initiate actions at the national level. It should be used as a starting point for determining what has been done to better the lives of young people since 1995 in their community. In addition to providing methods for evaluating this progress, the toolkit also contains concrete tools to further youth work


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