Building on previous external assessments of the Archer Leaders Development Program, our 2022 independent evaluation focused on the three key themes of personal development, leadership and adaptive leadership, and social change through “next generation” leaders.
With a focus on storytelling, this evaluation aimed to empower the voices of Archer alumni and highlight the impact of the program through their stories.
We developed a mixed method approach of quantitative, qualitative, and case study research in order to elucidate the core questions around the program’s effectiveness and success. The evaluation aimed to assess the following:
- Young people progress to senior management positions in the public, private and civil society sectors
- Young people have established and/or are operating projects that improve the wellbeing and futures of fellow Papua New Guineans
- Young people are connected to each other via an active alumni where peer to peer learning and capacity building occurs
- Young people have access to ongoing leadership opportunities through studies, careers, networks, mentors, and peer-to-peer and organisational-linkages
- The program is a long-term commitment by KTF and its sponsors to improving the leadership pathways of young PNG leaders; and that change is taking place over time with a ripple effect into broader PNG communities
We undertook a range of focus groups, one-to-one interviews with Archer leaders and mentors and ultimately, delivered an evaluation report underpinned by compelling stories of impact that bring the program and its success to life.
Read the report: Towards the next generation of PNG's leaders: Stories of resilience, leadership and social change