In June 2007, Cabinet agreed a multi-agency TTP be developed to address social issues and take advantage of opportunities in Tamaki. Central and local government operating expenditure in Tamaki is significant, linked to the level of deprivation in Tamaki. The TTP aims to adopt a systems approach whereby agencies and communities work together to achieve outcomes across housing, education, employment, health, environment, crime and safety.
The Tamaki Transformation Programme (TTP) has the task to develop innovative approaches to inter-agency collaboration and community participation. This paper is a review of selected literature on community participation as it applies both to co-design/co-delivery of the TTP and to programme evaluation. As much more literature exists than can be compressed into the space and time allotted for this analysis, discussion is necessarily summary. Eight principles of community engagement are presented and discussed: participation, working together, influence and power sharing, treaty-based principles, principles for working with Pacific Peoples, capacity building, clarity of purpose, and innovation and learning together.
The research questions that guided this literature review and development of the co-design/co-delivery framework were:
- What theoretical frameworks inform a co-design/co-delivery programme and evaluation approach?
- In what ways do Tamaki residents seek to be involved in the TTP evaluation?
- In what ways do Tamaki residents seek to be informed and kept up to date about the TTP evaluation?
- What processes and practices are needed to build the evaluation capacity and experience of people in Tamaki? How are these implemented?
- To what extent has evaluation capacity and experience been built in the Tamaki community?