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Research, Evaluation & Strategy


Liliʻuokalani Trust's Research, Evaluation, and Strategy Team contributes to improved wellbeing for Native Hawaiian youth by:

  • Creating and disseminating radical and new knowledge;
  • Deepening the bench of culturally responsive researchers and evaluators;
  • Promoting practices and systems innovations; and
  • Supporting data-informed decision making at all levels of LT.

LT, alongside other aliʻi trusts and Native Hawaiian (NH)-serving organizations, increases access to and the use of reliable and timely data for community needs assessments, planning, program development, and evaluation. LT's team and partners conduct original research and analyze available data to better understand the wellbeing of Native Hawaiians and pathways toward nā kamalei lupalupa.

Research Strands

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ʻŌiwi: Practice

Information on Hawaiian and other Indigenous ways of being, doing, and knowing.

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Waiwai: Data

Research reports and data to inform assessment, planning, and program development and improvement. 

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Ea: Advocacy

Informational Briefs that advance actionable knowledge in key issue areas.  

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Evaluation with Aloha: A Framework for Working in Native Hawaiian Contexts

The Aloha Evaluation Framework continues to be used in a variety of ways to inform evaluation done with Hawaiian communities and of Hawaiian-serving programs and services. 

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