Central Land Council

The Central Land Council (CLC) represents Aboriginal pople in Central Australia and supports them to manage their land, make the most of the opportunities it offers and promote their rights.

The Institute has partnered with the CLC to support the monitoring and evaluation of six major regional community development programs. These programs aim to maintain Aboriginal identity, language, culture and connection to country and to improve health, education and employment outcomes. In 2017/18, these programs supported 161 projects with a total value of $18 million. These programs are all funded by Aboriginal people using income from land-use agreements.

The Institute’s Co-Director Linda Kelly and Senior Research Fellow Danielle Campbell support the CLC and Aboriginal people to track the impact these projects are having in communities. This includes analysing information collected throughout the year from individual project reports, community-based monitoring, staff reflections and, when available, independent evaluations of specific projects. This is supplemented each year by in-depth reviews of selected projects or areas of work. This information and analysis is captured in annual monitoring and evaluation reports written by Institute staff.