What's the Story: youngballymun's Performance Story Report

Throughout 2015, youngballymun compiled data and evidence of its programme of work in an innovative and exciting evaluation approach.   Extensive research data of five years of implementation in the local community was gathered and documented along with personal testimonials from families, health workers, preschool staff, teachers and others to provide a comprehensive account of the strategy.  A report, using the contribution analysis methodology, was developed and submitted to a jury of independent experts.

Our draft Performance Story Report is available here.

Read more here.


Facts and Figures

youngballymun is a whole-community strategy for all children and families in Ballymun.  Our services operate at considerable levels of scale. This page shows the scale, scope and reach of our work: View our Facts and Figures.


Evaluation Programme

Accountability and demonstrating the outcomes of our work has always been core to the initiative.   In the first phase of our work (2010-13), this included the commissioning of a number of external evaluations.  This page gives more details about this evaluation process. View more information on our Evaluation Programme.


Research Findings

The following reports were published as part of this evaluation programme:

  • A Process Evaluation of youngballymun full and summary reports
  • An Economic Appraisal of the youngballymun Initiative full and summary reports
  • Evaluation of the overall success and impact of Ready Steady Grow full and summary reports along with technical appendices and commentary by Prof Cerezo
  • 3,4,5 Learning Years Evaluation summary reports
  • Whole-School Implementation of Incredible Years youngballymun  full and summary reports
  • Write Minded Evaluation full, summary and technical reports

click here for all above reports