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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.

The Facilitator's Approach
The facilitator's approach

Having shared our experiences, we can now conclude by reflecting on the overall facilitation process. We recall our wish to avoid a blueprint approach to PME, so that organisational and contextual specificities are fully taken into account. We also wish to move PME away from a single focus on upward accountability, to a learning approach. We have therefore proposed a process approach that is tailor-made, flexible, inward as well as outward-looking. How can a PME process be developed to reflect these intentions in practice?

A Possible Process

We keep in mind that the function and location of any PME system in any particular organisation will determine its contents and the processes used. However, some basic steps or stages can be envisaged, ...

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