Value Cycles for Development Outcomes


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In development work, projects are the primary mechanism by which changes in state and behavior are brought about. Value cycles, which help organizations build a momentum for value addition, can maximize benefits.

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Value Cycles for Development Outcomes

  1. 1. The views expressed in this presentation are the views of the author/s and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank, or its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this presentation and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. The countries listed in this presentation do not imply any view on ADB's part as to sovereignty or independent status or necessarily conform to ADB's terminology. Value Cycles for Development Outcomes Olivier Serrat 2014
  2. 2. On Value For consumption or use, every organization strives to provide works, products, services, processes, or methods of delivery that clients, audiences, and partners value. Value is the relative worth, utility, or importance of something; it is created by solving a problem, upgrading performance, or reducing risk and cost. I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. —Benjamin Franklin
  3. 3. On Value Cycles Value cycles are a conceptual framework for continual evolution and learning: eschewing linear processes, they help organizations build a momentum for value addition, based on internal (comparative advantage, competitive advantage, and measures of organizational performance) and external perspectives (value proposition, customer- perceived value, and market-based measures of performance). For effect, values cycles must be integrated in strategy—in most organizations, that is commonly articulated by a vision, governing objective, priorities, performance scorecard, commitment to sustainability, etc.
  4. 4. Applying Knowledge in Development Work International development work is a knowledge- intensive process: it is fueled by knowledge solutions and knowledge services. On the whole, projects (and programs) are the primary mechanism by which changes in state and behavior are brought about. Projects and knowledge are thus mutually dependent: to deliver development outcomes, projects must be enriched by knowledge; by the same token, new knowledge (that should then be leveraged) must in turn be generated by projects.
  5. 5. The Project Cycle In development work, the seven major stages of a project are (i) identification, (ii) preparation, (iii) appraisal, (iv) approval, (v) implementation, (vi) completion, and (vii) evaluation. 1. Identification 2. Preparation 3. Appraisal 4. Approval5. Implementation 6. Completion 7. Evaluation
  6. 6. On Value Cycles in Projects From identification to evaluation, projects offer a wealth of opportunities for identification, creation, storage, sharing, and use of knowledge. Other value cycles that can exploit their potential for benefit exist: the Five-C Value Cycle is one of them. 1. 5. Communicate 2. Connect 3. Collaborate 4. Capitalize
  7. 7. The Five-C Value Cycle At each of the seven major stages of a project, the Five-C Value Cycle offers a way to enhance benefits with constant small wins in works, products, services, processes, or methods of delivery. Communication engages stakeholders and their resources. Once engaged, they are encouraged to connect and build relationships to ensure a high level of collaboration. As desired outputs are accomplished, the project team make certain they are capitalized—that is, the promised benefits are delivered to the intended beneficiaries. Successes are shared by communicating widely. (Shortcomings are revealed too, respectfully, to draw lessons, highlight possible solutions, mitigate potential risks, and reduce future errors.)
  8. 8. The Five-C Value Cycle
  9. 9. Further Reading • ADB. 2009. Value Cycles for Development Outcomes. Manila. outcomes • ——. 2010. Showcasing Knowledge. Manila. • ——. 2010. Harvesting Knowledge. Manila. • ——. 2010. Seeding Knowledge Solutions Before, During, and After. Manila. solutions-during-and-after
  10. 10. Further Reading • ADB. 2012. Managing Knowledge in Project Environments. Manila. project-environments • ——. 2012. Communications for Development Outcomes. Manila.
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