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 5: Promoting Learning
While elements of PME systems with a focus on learning often exist in organisations, young and old, we have found that systematic organisation-wide learning rarely occurs. There is much mention of the ‘learning organisation’ among development practitioners, but capacity-building for learning is often directed at individuals, which does not always lead to organisational learning. A learning organisation needs to make use of the experience and knowledge of all its staff and partners, with sound PME and learning practices, policies and systems. This chapter explores our experiences in stimulating such an approach, so that it transcends individual learning and becomes an integral part of organisational culture.
Fostering a Learning Culture
When is Learning ‘Stuck’?
Organisational learning requires at the outset a collective recognition of its ...