Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Accountability for the use of public resources requires organisations to be confident in planning, monitoring and evaluating. But these terms are often heard as intimidating, boring or too complex. We specialise in demystifying these three skill areas and applied methods. We encourage people we work with to see planning, monitoring and evaluation as creative, important, and even sometimes fun tasks, whether we are engaged in organisational development projects, designing, implementing or undertaking evaluations or reviews, or supporting an organisation to improve its management and/or governance. We are skilled in the use of many well-tested and new planning methods and tools, evaluation frameworks and methods, innovative approaches, and evidence-based practice. We write accessible and well-reasoned reports and proposals. We design evaluation frameworks and plans which encourage ownership and encourage learning.
Inclusive and participatory methodologies
When working with people and organisations to address issues and challenges we draw on a range of inclusive and participatory methodologies to build solutions that are more enduring. There is a strong and continually growing body of evidence that solutions and approaches which are designed drawing on the wide ranging perspectives of those affected are subsequently more soundly based in reality, and therefore, more successful and achievable. In our years of work across cultures and across many fields of public policy we have been committed to identitying and developing methodologies grounded in participation and in inclusion of diversity. When negotiating our work plans we include as appropriate to the situation, methodologies from small scale representative through to large scale participatory models.