Kimberley Girl: Program Outcomes

Rennie, E and Potts, J 2017, Kimberley Girl: Program Outcomes, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia


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Title of report Kimberley Girl: Program Outcomes
Author(s) Rennie, E
Potts, J
Year of publication 2017
Publisher RMIT
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary The costs of the program are relatively low, in the order of $7095 per participant. The benefits of the Kimberley and Pilbara Girl program can be arrayed across three classes of benefit: private, local, and public. Providing particular estimates of these specific classes of benefits would be a much more complex and expensive project than has been undertaken here. However, we have sought to both highlight the extent of these benefits, and illuminate how they extend far into the local community and economy, via labour market and industry. We have also highlighted that such a project can have extended public benefit through indirect effects on perceptions of Aboriginality, as well as via reduced public expenditure on "bads". Any reasonable assessment of this aggregate benefit - across private, local and public - would place it well above the program's cost, thus yielding a significantly positive return on investment. This can be cross-checked with an inference about opportunity cost, which by drawing on previous estimates for somewhat related scenarios, places the benefits in the order of $37,000 per participant. Even if this figure was over-estimated by an order of magnitude, it would still represent a very high rate of return on investment.
Commissioning body Goolarri Media Enterprises
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