Evaluating digital inclusion initiatives
Evaluation of digital inclusion initiatives is vital for understanding how well these initiatives are helping to enable all New Zealanders to access the digital world.
There are many digital inclusion initiatives already operating in New Zealand, however, we’ve found that few of them have been formally evaluated.
Evaluation is the systematic determination of value. It helps us to understand how well an initiative is working and how it could be better.
Without good evaluation, we will find it hard to justify any increased funding for digital inclusion initiatives, have little evidence to inform decisions about what initiatives should be scaled up, and fail to identify opportunities for improvement.
Advice on ensuring effective evaluation
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) commissioned advice about what needs to happen across government and organisations to ensure evaluation of digital inclusion initiatives is done. The advice also suggested how this might be done.
The result is 2 reports that explain the value of evaluation and how those who are evaluating initiatives might be supported to do so effectively.
Read the full evaluation reports
Evaluating digital inclusion initiatives: