Thematic Areas

Safe Cities - The Urban Book

Safe Cities 5 - Evaluation

Safe Cities 5 - Evaluation

In stage 5 of the Urban Book process, evaluation, community members, government officials and leaders track changes to women’s safety in their areas and identify the concrete results and impacts of their work.

Participatory tools to support evaluation for safer cities:

  1. Evaluation of progress on action plans - identify the progress of each action plan / service using the tools from Safe Cities 1-4. This process should be undertaken before the next urban forum.
  2. Focus group discussionsgroup discussions with participants and their communities in each community / town based on a questionnaire. This process should be undertaken before the urban forum.
  3. Urban Forum - Revisit the tools used in Safe Cities 1-2 with the community during the urban forum.



Here you can download some useful resources.

Tools in this toolbox

Action plan matrix

To support participants to develop a community action plan.Steps Community members develop action plans based on the solutions id…


To develop or evaluate an action plan.The image of a bridge over a river (or road) is used to show the steps taken from the past …

Community scorecard

To help groups assess services, facilities programmes or projects run by government, NGOs or other organisations, by grading them…

Focus group discussion

To bring together a group of individuals with similar interests or experiences to explore a particular issue in a structured way.…

Ideal future map

To discuss what the participants would like to see in their village in future and to prioritise amongst these.Steps in the proc…

Ripples of change

To assess the levels of change resulting from a programme or project. A stone dropped in water creates ripples outwards. This ima…