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Scottish Government Information Session-15th December 2011-(IOD PARC)
 

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    Scottish Government Information Session-15th December 2011-(IOD PARC) Scottish Government Information Session-15th December 2011-(IOD PARC) 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
      • Qualitative assessment methodology – UNICEF and Scottish Government
      • 8 core standards
      Independent Assessment Process
      • 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