Assessment Criteria for Work Profiling

Please note, that in assessing whether to republish or promote these existing resources, we will use the same criteria that we use in assessing whether to commission new work, namely:

  • Does the paper present, expand or utilize sound evidentiary data?

  • Does it enhance our collective ability to measure not only where we have been, but where we are going, and whether policy interventions are even making a difference, for good or for ill?

  • Does it use that data to focus policy advice on ways to build SUSTAINABLE community capacity? Or enhance the sustainability of existing capacity? We need to be clear on the costs and the benefits of our actions, even where they do not, should not, or cannot be perfectly balanced. Our goal, however, should always be to enhance our ability to pay for the services we have collectively decided we need.

  • Does it focus on enhancing self-sufficiency (of individuals, communities, sub-regions and the region as a whole)? Not necessarily achieving self-sufficiency, but enhancing it. Helping people and communities maximize their capacity to contribute to their own well-being and the well-being of others.