Auditing community participation: An assessment handbook

Published on 1 January 2000

Auditing community participation looks at ways of assessing levels of community involvement in area regeneration initiatives.

Through an audit of participation, communities themselves can positively facilitate learning and dialogue for partners and partnerships. The report provides tools and appraisal exercises for measuring:

  • the history and patterns of participation;
  • the quality of participation strategies adopted by partners and partnerships;
  • the capacity within partner organisations to support community participation;
  • the capacity within communities to participate effectively;
  • the impact of participation and its outcomes.


Danny Burns

Professorial Research Fellow

Publication details

published by
The Policy Press
Burns, D. and Taylor, M.


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