Shared outcomes framework

child focused shared outcomes framework

About the shared outcomes framework

The shared outcomes framework is part of Opportunity Child’s ongoing effort to make it easier to measure progress and impact. The framework outlines a range of headline indicators organised by five of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth’s (ARACY’s) The Nest[1] domains.

In early 2017, Opportunity Child’s impact team reviewed the OC shared outcomes framework and reduced the number of domains to five, removing one that did not directly pertain to child outcomes. Subdomains and indicators were also revised to align with the OC National Measurement Framework. Shared indicators, common to at least four partner communities, were identified through an additional audit with each OC community partner in 2017. Illustrative indicators are examples of outcome indicators or indicator scales from each subdomain within the shared outcomes framework. Bolded indicators denote indicators shared by four or more partner communities as at June 2017.

[1] Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). (2014). The Nest action agenda: Improving the wellbeing of Australia’s children and youth while growing our GDP by over 7%. Canberra: ARACY.


The first phase of the shared outcomes framework was led by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), in collaboration with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY).

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