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Independent Evaluation of the Australian Volunteers Program

DFAT commissioned an independent evaluation of the Australian Volunteers Program in October 2020 to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and future direction of the program. The final evaluation report was submitted and accepted by DFAT on 30 April 2021 and contains valuable findings on the program’s performance to date, as well as recommendations on how to ensure the program can continue to deliver results within an evolving global context.

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Evaluation report

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation report [DOCX 3 MB]

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation report [PDF 1.5 MB]

Infographic

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation report Infographic [DOCX 813 KB]

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation report Infographic [PDF 102 KB]

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 1

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 2

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 3

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 4

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 5

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 6

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 7

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 8

Australian Volunteers Program independent evaluation - Annex 9

Management Response – Independent Evaluation of the Australian Volunteers Program

The management response, finalised in September 2021, contains DFAT’s response to the recommendations of the Independent Evaluation of the Australian Volunteers Program. DFAT agrees with all nine of the evaluation recommendations and will address them over the coming months.

 

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