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Evaluating local strategic partnerships-theory and practice of change

Geddes, M., Davies, J. and Fuller, Crispian 2007. Evaluating local strategic partnerships-theory and practice of change. Local Government Studies 33 (1) , pp. 97-116. 10.1080/03003930601081358

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Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) are a major recent innovation in English local governance. As the ‘partnership of partnerships’ in a locality, the ability of the LSP to provide an arena for community leadership and joined up service delivery is vital to the Local Government Modernisation Agenda. Drawing on material from the national evaluation of LSPs, this paper assesses their progress. A theory of change (ToC) approach was adopted in the evaluation, and the paper shows how this approach was developed and utilised. The main findings from the evaluation are then presented and discussed. In conclusion, the article draws some wider conclusions both about the strengths and weaknesses of the ToC approach and about LSPs themselves.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0300-3930
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:08

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