Supporting Organizational Capacity Development for Enhanced Efficacy & Sustainability<br />Pact Vietnam’s Approach <br />
Background<br />Derived from global best practice, Pact’s worldwide mandate & our local experience:<br /><ul><li>Recognition that technical competency and overall organizational health are inextricable
A development hypothesis that promoting organizational viability& efficacy will lead to more sustainable VNGOs that are better able to manage the national response independent of donor trends / funds
Increasing awareness that health sector VNGOs and CBOs have potential to provide inroads into civil society development in Vietnam writ large</li></li></ul><li>Organizational Capacity Building Strategy<br />Launched in 2008<br />Shift to a more systematic approach to capacity building that recognizes technical capacity development cannot be addressed in isolation from other foundational organizational capacities<br />Pact Vietnam Programmatic Approach <br />
Cross-Partner Priorities Identified through FY 09 OCA Process<br />
How will we know we are succeeding?<br />Quarterly monitoring & updating of Organizational Strengthening Plans (OSPs)<br />Self-reported change in organizational capacity <br /><ul><li>through re-OCA & Most Significant Change techniques</li></ul>Uptake of best practice capacity building methods by peer organizations & subgrantees<br />Learning events with partners to capture successes <br />Cataloguing of local service provider performance data<br />
Challenges / Reflections<br />Retrofitting an existing program<br />Short grant cycle & programmatic confines<br />Mandate & risk aversion<br />Training fatigue<br />Balancing customization with reach<br />Training individuals in high turn over environment<br />Hard to capture what is truly in demand<br /><ul><li>Challenge of being both a capacity builder & donor focused on compliance
Potentially supply-driven and lacking cohesion
Understanding the organization’s motivations & incentives to buy in
Relatively resource-rich environment</li></ul>Getting beyond those ‘first in line’<br />Confusing market information regarding service providers<br />Recruiting qualified capacity builders on staff <br />Working assumption that building the capacity of CSOs at the organizational level extrapolates to building civil society capacity writ large<br />
The Way Forward<br />Global Fund<br /><ul><li>offers new operational paradigm and the resources to fund it
allows expansion of existing CB activities</li></ul>Aligning our resources to match our priorities<br />Focus on sustainability / partnership with the Resource Alliance, looking beyond donor grants<br />Local Capacity Development Initiative (LCDF)<br />Fellows program for mid-level and talented staff*<br />Lunch & Learn series*<br />* Concepts under exploration / development<br />
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