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

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Shona Bates, 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 Evaluation Plan: Overview and Stage 1 (PDF) [536 Kb] 

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

Evaluation Plans

Campbelltown Opportunity Hub (PDF) [87 Kb]

Gumbaynggirr Language & Culture Nest (PDF) [84 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]