Evaluating local strategic partnerships : theory and practice of change
Geddes, Mike, 1943-, Davies, Jonathan, 1966- and Fuller, C. (Crispian). (2007) Evaluating local strategic partnerships : theory and practice of change. Local Government Studies, Vol.33 (No.1). pp. 97-116. ISSN 0300-3930
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03003930601081358
Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) are a major recent innovation in English local governance. As the 'partnership of partnerships' in a locality, the ability of the LSP to provide an arena for community leadership and joined up service delivery is vital to the Local Government Modernisation Agenda. Drawing on material from the national evaluation of LSPs, this paper assesses their progress. A theory of change (ToC) approach was adopted in the evaluation, and the paper shows how this approach was developed and utilised. The main findings from the evaluation are then presented and discussed. In conclusion, the article draws some wider conclusions both about the strengths and weaknesses of the ToC approach and about LSPs themselves.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Local government -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Local Government Studies|
|Publisher:||Routledge Journals, Taylor and Fancis Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 97-116|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Aulakh, S., Woolford, J., Smith, M. and Skelcher. C (2002) Accreditation of Local Strategic Partnerships (2001/02): An analysis and review of documentation. London: Neighbourhood Renewal Unit, Research Report 4.
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