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Diamond Dialogue method for the evaluation of personal well-being after a maternal health intervention in Lao PDR
journal contributionposted on 2012-11-01, 00:00 authored by A Scopaz, Elizabeth Eckermann, Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke
This paper follows the genesis of an evolving tool to measure the impact of development interventions on personal well-being in non-literate and non-numerate communities. The Diamond Dialogue was adapted to evaluate the impact on women of the establishment of 17 one stop maternity waiting home/health promotion/income generating centres (Silk Homes) in Southern Lao PDR. The tool elicited data not accessible by research methods which assume literacy and numeracy and revealed that 86% of women who used the Silk Homes experienced substantial improvements in quality of life. The Diamond Dialogue can be modified to assess the outcomes of development interventions in a myriad of contexts.
JournalInternational journal of happiness and development
Pagination49 - 62
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
well-being evaluationdevelopment interventionmaternal healthLao PDRLaosquality of lifepersonal well-beingnon-literate communitiesnon-numerate communitiesDiamond Dialoguewomenmaternity waiting homeshealth promotionincome generating centresSilk HomesSocial SciencesSocial Sciences, InterdisciplinarySocial Sciences - Other Topicswell-being evaluation technique