Engaging communities in area-based regeneration: the role of participatory evaluation

Lynn Dobbs, Craig Moore

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This article developed from a series of participatory evaluations, led by Dobbs and funded by a number of New Deal for Communities (NDC) partnerships in the North East of England. The evaluations were unique in that they involved training local people to undertake large-scale quantitative research to support area-based regeneration. The article develops a model of participation that allows local people to play a role in the research process, while delivering a range of data to assist regeneration partnerships in the provision of local services. It informed the development of participatory approaches used by the DCLG across 49 NDC Partnerships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-171
JournalPolicy Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002


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