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 8: PME Support and Programme Diversity
PME Support and Programme Diversity
Development organisations have, over the years, expanded their action into large-scale service delivery, relief work, advocacy and policy influencing. Their work also increasingly involves building the capacity of other organisations, including NGOs, local governments and community groups. This chapter, to complement earlier case studies and to follow our customising approach, explores some of the particular PME challenges associated with such interventions, especially with advocacy, capacity-building, conflict and peace, and emergency programmes.
Sector of Intervention
The sector in which an organisation intervenes will influence its PME practice. Thus, organisations working on health issues often use universally accepted indicators and elaborate systems, such as for [Page 166]assessing morbidity rates or the knowledge, attitudes and practices of a beneficiary group. Organisations ...