Pacific Social Planning Ltd offers services in community planning, evaluation and knowledge exchange.
To be effective, a plan should fit seamlessly with its policy context; build on a strong evidence base; be innovative, yet achievable; and, most importantly, respond to the ideas, hopes and concerns of those it is meant to affect. Major areas of planning expertise include:
- Participatory/collaborative planning techniques;
- Policy and planning context analysis;
- Best-practice reviews;
- Preparation of planning frameworks;
- Development of strategic plans;
- Policy development; and
- Report and submission writing.
Pacific Social Planning adheres to the Program Evaluation Standards and the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct set by the Canadian Evaluation Society. Skills in research and evaluation include:
- Community and stakeholder consultation;
- Social research and community needs analysis;
- Social service reviews and program evaluation;
- Evaluation framework and customised indicator development;
- Process evaluation; and
- Impact/outcome evaluation.
Pacific Social Planning helps make sector-specific knowledge more accessible to front-line workers and decision-makers through our expertise in:
- Research and analysis;
- Report writing;
- Research summation and synopsis-writing;
- Editing; and
- Development of online clearinghouse architecture.