Te Whakamotuhaketanga Hapū: Evaluation

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Te Whakamotuhaketanga Hapū (TWH) Strategy (the Strategy) is a three-year strategy operated by the Department of Internal Affairs’ (DIA) Local Government and Community Branch (LG&C). The idea of LG&C working alongside whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisations in achieving their aspirations has been defined as whakamotuhaketanga. The two overarching goals of the Strategy are (1) facilitating self-determination (tino rangatiratanga) and self-sustainability for participating rōpū and (2) promoting responsiveness to Māori within DIA. A key focus of the Strategy is on how services are delivered to Māori, and judging success from a Māori perspective. There was no dedicated funding set aside for TWH initiatives; the Strategy is primarily about reducing barriers for rōpū to access LG&C services and ensuring LG&C have the capability to establish effective working relationships with rōpū.

Key Purposes of the Stage 1 Evaluation

This is a two-stage evaluation. Stage 1 – a design and process evaluation – was designed to provide a baseline for tracking progress towards rōpū achieving their desired outcomes, as well as reporting on the implementation of the Strategy itself.

The evaluation had the following key objective: To assess the extent to which the Strategy is helping whānau, hapū and iwi to achieve their aspirations of selfsustainability.

Through a study of six selected communities, together with input from personnel involved in implementing the TWH Strategy, the Stage 1 evaluation provides information on two key aspects of the Strategy:

  1. Whether LG&C has been able to put into place processes that encourage TWH kaupapa within the group
  2. Whether communities undertaking projects adopting the TWH kaupapa are on track to achieve their goals of self-sustainability in the short- to medium-term.

To provide information in the areas required, the evaluation needed to assess three main components of the Strategy:

  • The Strategy concept and model (e.g. appropriateness and effectiveness of the kaupapa, values, structures, systems, processes, personnel, roles) – through a design evaluation
  • The implementation of the Strategy to date, including resourcing, strengths, success factors, issues and obstacles, problem-management strategies – through process evaluation
  • The achievements, outcomes and other impacts of both the Strategy and the initiatives to date – through preliminary impact/outcome evaluation.
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