Filtered by: Assessments <Back to previous page How to get genuine feedbackIt is vital to get honest feedback from the people who are benefiting from our projects. This helps us to know what is working well and what needs to be changed. Keeping a good recordThinking in advance about how to collect and store data can save us much frustration and many hours’ work afterwards. Needs assessmentby Rachel Blackman. Many development projects are not sustainable because they are not ‘owned’ by the people they seek to help. Sometimes a project starts when one influential person in the community, or an outsider, looks at the community and identifies the issues that they think need to be addressed. For example, they may think that a community needs better access to water. The impact of parksby Khatib Alam and Zahid Mahmood. The development of local parks can have a great impact on community life – not only through the end product, but also through community participation in designing and constructing them. It can have a positive impact on the community in many ways – on social life, the economy, and health – as a park development project in Pakistan shows. What is the impact of our workby Simon Batchelor. Impact can be defined as significant or lasting change as a result of a particular action or series of actions.