The Inner North West Collaborative Evaluation Project (INCEPT) began in 2011 as a partnership between the INW PCP Prevention Alliance (the Alliance) and the University of Melbourne and was informed by elements of a collective impact framework. Its primary focus was to develop a shared measurement framework for agencies to define and monitor common indicators and progress measures in prevention of violence against women (PVAW) work. This included co-designed evaluation indicators and sample survey questions that could be applied to various PVAW projects.
In 2017, the Alliance was awarded a Community Partnerships for Primary Prevention grant to support INCEPT’s further development by engaging and working with a broader range of priority population groups and settings. This current online resource builds on this collective evaluation and shared measurement work and aims to enhance accessibility and support consistent evaluation practice. It provides a range of tools and templates that have been tested on the ground.
INCEPT's development has also been informed by the following national, state and regional frameworks and strategies:
This project overview was prepared by Melbourne University, who were commissioned to support the Inner North West Primary Care Partnership’s Integrated Health Promotion Alliance to codesign the Inner North West Collaborative Evaluation Project (INCEPT).
The INCEPT framework was piloted in 2016 with INCEPT partner PVAW activity. A qualitative evaluation was conducted with project partners to evaluate the process of undertaking the INCEPT pilot and to assess if the short term outcomes of the project were achieved.
INCEPT 2.0 aims to expand the reach of the partnership by engaging and working with a broader range of priority population groups to better understand and test indicators for monitoring the outcomes of PVAW and gender equity (GE) interventions in different settings.