GCI held the eighth CREATE online seminar on 11 November 2020. Presenters included Professor Matthew Manning and Dr Gabriel Wong from Australian National University. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available for viewing below.

Central to the economic analysis of CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing in Disadvantaged Communities is the development of an Economic Support and Reporting Tool (ESRT). At present we have limited information on the costs and benefits of social interventions delivered by place-based coalitions of partner organisations.

ESRT has been developed to empower members of Community Coalitions to contribute in providing data and information to conduct self-administered economic evaluations. The ultimate goal is that, with the support of the ESRT and regular reporting of program-related outcomes, the demand for assistance from an economic analysis expert will be minimised and members of Community Coalitions will be able to perform economic analysis including cost-feasibility, cost-effectiveness, cost-savings and cost-benefit analysis by following the guidelines and interacting with the tool.

ESRT offers electronic modules to be used by coalition members to:

  1. generate evidence of economic accountability;
  2. explain how services can be delivered to achieve outcomes in an economically efficient manner; and
  3. support community-based coalitions to achieve measurable and sustainable improvements in outcomes with tangible economic benefits.

This presentation will show off the ESRT APP, highlighting how ESRT can be used to provide a straightforward but comprehensive for mat for assembling and analysing cost and benefit data of a service, program, or intervention to provide a range of economic outputs.

View a copy of the presentation slides here.