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Presentation delivered by IOD Parc at the Scottish Government's Information Session on the Malawi and Sub Saharan Africa Programme funding rounds - 15 december 2011.

Presentation delivered by IOD Parc at the Scottish Government's Information Session on the Malawi and Sub Saharan Africa Programme funding rounds - 15 december 2011.

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IOD Parc - What makes a successful development project IOD Parc - What makes a successful development project Presentation Transcript

  • What makes a successful development project?
    • Kristin Olsen
    • IOD PARC
    • [email_address]
  • Overview
    • IOD PARC – Independent Assessor
    • Characteristics of good development projects
    • Independent Assessment Process
    • Organisational Development and Performance Assessment
    • International Development and UK
      • DFID Programme Partnership Agreement
      • DFID & UNICEF Quality Assurance
      • Evaluation of Paris Declaration
      • Support to NGOs including Oxfam, WaterAid, PLAN International.
    • Experienced Team of Assessors
    • Edinburgh-based
    IOD PARC – Independent Assessor
    • Our role:
      • Receive applications
      • Carry out independent assessments
      • Respond to relevant queries (via Scottish Government)
      • Provide qualified feedback to applicants
    • [email_address] / [email_address]
    IOD PARC – Independent Assessor
    • Relevant & Needed
    • Scottish & National Governments
      • e.g. Scotland –Malawi Co-operation Agreement and Scottish Government priority areas
      • e.g. National Development Strategies for Rwanda, Tanzania & Zambia and Scottish Government priority areas
      • MDGs
    • Beneficiaries
      • Clear understanding of the context
      • Needs analysis
    A good development project - 1
    • Well-designed
    • Clear how project intends to deliver development outcomes
    • ‘ Intervention logic’ reflected in planned activities, outputs and budget
    • Realistic timeframe
    • Roles of partners & stakeholders
    • Inclusive
    • Sensible risk assessment
    A good development project - 2
    • Financially viable
    • Budget and costs are realistic (and information presented clearly)
    • Use of funds is efficient
    • Applicants have capacity to manage the funds
    A good development project - 3
    • Strong partnership
    • Relationship between Scottish organisation and their partners
      • Ownership by local partners
      • Previous collaboration
      • Engagement with project planning and development
      • Roles and responsibilities in implementation
      • Ongoing capacity building
    A good development project - 4
    • Builds on knowledge and expertise – in country
    • and in delivering development results
      • Experience of partners and applicants
      • Expertise of personnel
      • Drawing on best practice – including Scottish expertise
      • Knowledge of (and links with) other development initiatives
    A good development project - 5
    • Focus on learning and development results
    • Clear ‘monitoring and evaluation’ system integrated into project design
    • Enables monitoring of progress – outputs and outcomes
    • Enables learning and dissemination
    • Clear roles and responsibilities
    • Gender disaggregation
    A good development project - 6
    • Sustainable – Exit Strategy describes:
    • Sustainable outcomes
    • Ownership and responsibility
    • Financial sustainability
    • Consideration of climate change
    • Links to other national and local initiatives
    A good development project - 7
    • Scottish Government Guidance and Assessment Criteria
    • Best Practice in International Development
    • 8 core standards
    Independent Assessment Process
    • Qualitative assessment methodology – UNICEF and Scottish Government
    • 8 core standards:
      • quality of project fit to priority areas
      • project design
      • financial viability
      • strength of relationship (ownership)
      • Expertise of personnel and organisations
      • Integration with other development activities (contribution towards delivering aid effectiveness)
      • Structure and quality of M&E procedures
      • Quality of the Exit Strategy
    • Follow the Guidance!
    Independent Assessment Process