Our Approach


The Hive believes in a foundation of strategic learning.

We need to constantly reflect on the work, learn from our mistakes and from our observations, and adapt accordingly.

The Hive recognises the importance of establishing a program logic and measuring and evaluating the work. Over the years we have evolved our Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) approach.

  • Up to now, our MEL framework has been informed by:
    • Opportunity Child’s National Measurement and Evaluation Framework
    • United Way of America’s Impact Maps Framework
  • Moving forward The Hive will adopt the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) Place based evaluation framework and toolkit (2019).
  • Strategic learning will also be informed by other evaluations that are currently underway or about to commence. These include:
    • Most Significant Change – a qualitative and participatory evaluation of Together in Willmot: focused on the efforts and impact of collaboration. Undertaken by Clear Horizon.
    • Evaluation of Early Childhood Education Services ECES. Focused on the delivery of affordable, accessible, and quality ECEC to social housing tenants. To be undertaken by SVA and ARTD Consultants.
    • Check Ups Before Schools Program Pilot (CUBS.) evaluation currently being undertaken by Western Sydney University.

Together in Willmot Evaluation Report

In 2020, Clear Horizon undertook a qualitative evaluation of the collective work of the Together in Willmot collaboration. The evaluation report covers activities since it began in 2016 to April 2020. In focus is the effectiveness, impact, sustainability, and lessons of the initiative.