Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility and Empowerment (OCHRE) Initiatives Evaluation

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Ilan Katz, BJ Newton, Bruce Bradbury
Research Areas: Policy Design, Impact & Evaluation; Measures of Social Inequality & Wellbeing
Funding Agency: Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education, have contracted the Social Policy Research Centre (UNSW Australia) to conduct an evaluation of OCHRE, the community-focused plan for Aboriginal affairs in NSW. This will involve case studies of eight projects operating as part of OCHRE. The objective of the evaluation is to provide evidence to improve the effectiveness of OCHRE projects and outcomes into the future, and inform the NSW Government about any possible future expansion of OCHRE.

More information on the project is available at OCHRE - A Continuing Conversation 

Information on the OCHRE Accord Negotiation Process



OCHRE puts Aboriginal communities at the heart of decision making

Ministerial Statement – OCHRE – A Continuing Conversation

Stage 1 Evaluation Reports

OCHRE Evaluation Synthesis Report

Site Reports

Campbelltown Opportunity Hub Full Report Summary Report
Tamworth Opportunity Hub Full Report Summary Report
Gumbaynggirr Language and Culture Nest Full Report Summary Report
North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest Full Report Summary Report
Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly Local Decision Making Full Report Summary Report

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Evaluation Plans

OCHRE Evaluation Plan: Overview and Stage 1 (PDF) [536 Kb] 

Evaluation theories and approaches; relevance for Aboriginal contexts (PDF) [1 Mb]

Campbelltown Opportunity Hub (PDF) [87 Kb]

Gumbaynggirr Language & Culture Nest (PDF) [84 Kb]

Illawarra-Wingecarribee Alliance Aboriginal Corporation (IWAAC) Local Decision Making (PDF) [69 Kb]

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly – Local Decision Making (PDF) [78 Kb]

North West Wiradjuri Language & Culture Nest (PDF) [90 Kb]

Tamworth Opportunity Hub (PDF) [81 Kb]