Local Development Evaluation - A Methodological Proposal


  • Marco Domingues Prof. Dr. at Castelo Branco School of Education / Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal; Age.Comm - Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Building Functional Ageing Communities (IPCB) . Specialist in Social Work and PhD in Sociology (University Beira Interior).
  • Alcides A. Monteiro Prof. Dr. at the Sociology Department of Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal. Researcher on CIES-Iscte (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology).




Local Development, Social Economy, Evaluation


The absence of the evaluation of local development in academic literature reflects the lack of debate at present, but also the need for analysis of evaluation proposals and models. This article aims to present the results of recent research work in this field, seeking to contribute to the debate around the evaluation of local development. Through exploratory interviews with 20 key informants with links to Animar - Portuguese Association for Local Development as the representative entity of Social Economy in Portugal, its analysis resulted in a "political-administrative space" of evaluation and the local development evaluation, a methodological proposal of an evaluation proposal with 7 dimensions of analysis and 37 indicators. It is concluded that the evaluation of local development based on the proposed model generates a set of possibilities, by contributing to a local diagnosis through the auscultation of the entities of the social economy sector.

Key Words: Local Development; Social Economy; Evaluation




How to Cite

Domingues, M. ., & Monteiro, A. A. . (2023). Local Development Evaluation - A Methodological Proposal. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 12(2), 192. https://doi.org/10.14207/ejsd.2023.v12n2p192