This book shares the ‘real-life’ experiences of 20 Planning, monitoring, and evaluation (PME) trainers and facilitators from Africa, Asia, and Europe and offers some suggestions for effective support to PME processes. It focuses on civil society organizations, including NGOs, church-linked development offices, networks, and people’s organizations. A rich selection of examples, success stories, challenges, and practical tips are offered. The authors advocate careful and sensitive PME facilitation.
Chapter 3: A Total Organisation Approach to PME
A Total Organisation Approach to PME
We mentioned the need for ‘a total organisation approach’ to PME, a need to go beyond PME linked to programmes, or projects, or even ‘only’ with achieving results for the ‘beneficiaries’. Such an approach takes into consideration the organisations' environment, its partners and competitors, in a context informed, among other factors, by local and national cultures. It also takes into account important organisational dimensions, including the financial dimension. This chapter outlines why such an approach is, in our view, necessary, what it entails and how it can be facilitated.
Why Facilitate a ‘Total Organisation’ Approach to PME?
A total organisational approach to PME reflects our belief that strong organisations are essential for sustained development [Page 24]and ...