• Summary
  • Contents

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.

Getting PME Going within the Organisation
Getting PME going within the organisation

Having defined our total organisational approach to PME, we can now turn to putting intentions in practice, first by looking at ways to help organisations meet internal requirements. This chapter highlights some generic issues (faced by many organisations). It focuses on common facilitation challenges and possible ways to overcome them, as the PME cycle unfolds, as well as on the organisational resources and structures necessary for PME work.

The First Steps: Three Questions

We begin by recognising that a good understanding of PME and its terminology is not sufficient for PME to be accepted in the organisation as part of daily practice, with all concerned owning and participating in it. Yet this is essential to turn ...

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