NIDOS Effectiveness Tool Presentation for Board Meetings


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  • Ask participants these two questions and give them a moment to think and answer – then go to next slide.
  • Ask participants to think about what they have just said – i.e. what their organisation does well and what needs improving – how can they evidence the good practice and how do they know what needs improving? Allow a bit of discussion – suggestions for types of evidence etc. This will start the engagement and thinking.
  • The NIDOS Effectiveness tool is a possible way of generating evidence of good practice and highlighting areas for action – part of the ongoing improvement of your organisation and how it works.
  • The Effectiveness tool was designed by NIDOS members for NIDOS members over a period of 12 months. It is not intended to duplicate work already being carried out by NIDOS members but enhance and focus on the elements of Good practice already being practised in addition to areas where areas of work which need to be strengthened.
  • Self explanatory through a shared approach.
  • As can be seen in hard and online copies.
  • As can be seen in hard and online copies.
  • Following on from previous slide to discuss how your organisation will score elements of your organisation/project etc before producing an Action plan relevant to your priorities.
  • Example of Principle 1.
  • As an example of what the online tool looks like, so that all Board members can access various elements of the tool without having to have the hard copy version. Possible to have online discussion or teleconference etc.
  • Direct link to online tool or can also be accessed through Click on the grey Effectiveness Tool button below the world map.
  • NIDOS Effectiveness Tool Presentation for Board Meetings

    1. 1. What is our organisation good at? What needs improving?
    2. 2. How would we provide evidence that our organisation was good at something? How do we know whether something needs improving?
    3. 3. Effectiveness Tool A guide for self-assessment on good practice in international development
    4. 4. Why an Effectiveness tool? <ul><li>Targeted at small organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates self-assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>Collectively developed - the process provided a focus and impetus for members to act </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to Scottish Government for funding the development of the tool </li></ul>
    5. 5. Its aims… <ul><li>Helping organisations to: </li></ul><ul><li>document existing good practice </li></ul><ul><li>highlight areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>develop actions plans for these </li></ul><ul><li>share approaches to effectiveness and provide peer support </li></ul>
    6. 6. Five Principles <ul><li>Accountable - to the people we support </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>Learning organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Governance and efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships for social justice </li></ul>
    7. 7. Cross Cutting Themes <ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Do no harm </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul>
    8. 8. Benchmarks, self-assessment and scoring <ul><li>Benchmarking statements for each principle </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessment questions for each benchmark </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring system based on evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Action Planning </li></ul>
    9. 9. Principle 1 - we are accountable to the people we seek to support benchmark 1.1 We involve the people we seek to support, or their representatives, and establish with them what long-term impact we are trying to achieve. Self-Assessment Question 1: How do we ensure that the group of people we seek to support is clearly defined and that we ensure inclusion and prevent unfair discrimination when selecting them?
    10. 10. NIDOS Effectiveness tool online
    11. 11. <ul><li>The tool online – please use it </li></ul><ul><li>add or download examples and case studies </li></ul><ul><li>provide feedback on the pilot version </li></ul>