Best Practices in Advancing Family Well-Being in Asia: A Multimethod Qualitative Study

  •  Vivian W. Q. Lou    
  •  Clio Yuen Man Cheng    
  •  Patricia Pak Yu Yeung    
  •  Agnes Ng    
  •  Tabitha Ho    


Family has been recognized as the basic unit of society. Strengthening family functioning and enhancing family well-being through promoting family-oriented policies that based on evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness and practicalities of interventions are important. However, the planning and evaluation of existing programs is not universally agreed upon due to a lack of guiding evaluation framework and different cultural contexts. This study aims to identify best practices and consolidate social impacts of programs that support family well-being in the Asian Region, data was drawn on the Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-Being Project (3A Project), initiated by the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA). A multimethod qualitative study was conducted, including a review of documents on the 3A Project, documents submitted by a total of forty awarded projects, and four in-depth interviews with team leaders of awarded projects. All data were analyzed in parallel and triangulated in the interpretation of findings. Informed by the logic model of program development and evaluation, this study discovered six overarching best practices ― PIE-ISI ― were identified: (i) Project rationales; (ii) Implementation; (iii) Evaluation; (iv) Innovation; (v) Sustainability and replicability; and (vi) Institutional synergy.

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