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Workshop on Quality and Effectiveness,                  Brussels 6 - 7 December 2012  Building capacities of Czechdevelopm...
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Code on Effectiveness *20111. Grassroots knowledge2. Transparency and accountability3. Partnership4. Respect to human righ...
Code on Effectiveness – Example:http://www.fors.cz/user_files/fors_code_on_effectiveness_en.pdf
Code on Effectiveness Annual Selfevaluation1. Grassroots knowledge    Validating data in the field        ! Publish strat...
Code on Effectiveness Annual Selfevaluation• How to make assessment more  objective?• How to build capacities of CSOs  bes...
DevelopmentCoffee.org                        7
DevelopmentCoffee.org                        8
DevelopmentCoffee.org                            Themes:•How can NGOs and companies work together on povertyreduction arou...
DevelopmentCoffee.org                         Key features:•Democratic themes proposal and selection (crowdsourcing)•Use o...
Peer Review – Quick version        DWW          Bilateral                       peer                      review          ...
Peer Review – Strategic approach                                  WG1                                          Final      ...
Peer Reviews                          Key features:•Concrete objectives•Based on a framework (FoRS Code on Effectiveness)•...
ConclusionsCzech CSOs (and others!) are      DevelopmentCoffee.org   interested in sharing and                       andev...
Actions for 2013• Peer reviews among 9 CSOs• Further implementation of FoRS Code of Effectiveness• Revitalizing and adding...
Thank you for your attention!         Inka Píbilová (methodology)   inka@evaluace.com www.evaluace.com          Jan Bohm (...
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FoRS Code on Effectiveness, Peer Reviews and Development Coffee

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FoRS Code on Effectiveness, Peer Reviews and Development Coffee

  1. 1. Workshop on Quality and Effectiveness, Brussels 6 - 7 December 2012 Building capacities of Czechdevelopment CSOs based on the FoRS Code on Effectiveness Inka Píbilová inka@evaluace.com
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  3. 3. Code on Effectiveness *20111. Grassroots knowledge2. Transparency and accountability3. Partnership4. Respect to human rights and gender equality5. Accountability for impacts and their sustainability www.FoRS.cz > Members and Observers > FoRS Code in ENhttp://www.fors.cz/user_files/fors_code_on_effectiveness_en.pdf
  4. 4. Code on Effectiveness – Example:http://www.fors.cz/user_files/fors_code_on_effectiveness_en.pdf
  5. 5. Code on Effectiveness Annual Selfevaluation1. Grassroots knowledge  Validating data in the field ! Publish strategic priorities online ! Contribute to FoRS working groups2. Transparency and accountability Most info incl. contacts on-line ! Publish funding / financial info Refusing corruption in fundraising3. Partnership Mutual capacity building ! Sharing project docs, other projects4. Respect to human rights and gender equality Avoiding stereotypes Not using pictures of extreme suffering for fundraising5. Accountability for impacts and their sustainability ! Impact indicators missing ! Lack of participatory evaluations ! lack of target groups´ opinions in eval. reports ! Accountability for impacts!
  6. 6. Code on Effectiveness Annual Selfevaluation• How to make assessment more objective?• How to build capacities of CSOs beside workshops? Development• How to enhance sharing expertise Coffee of the platform members?• How to involve small, volunteer- based organisations, with highly limited resources? Peer Reviews• How to promote the guidelines beyond the platform?• … And how to do it with minimum costs?
  7. 7. DevelopmentCoffee.org 7
  8. 8. DevelopmentCoffee.org 8
  9. 9. DevelopmentCoffee.org Themes:•How can NGOs and companies work together on povertyreduction around the world?•What are the stereotypes in development cooperation?•How to ensure positive impacts of projects?•What are the new trends in development cooperation? (socialmedia) Speakers:•Leading Czech development CSOs•Business Platform for Development Cooperation•Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic or•Globalisation Monitor from Hongkong 9
  10. 10. DevelopmentCoffee.org Key features:•Democratic themes proposal and selection (crowdsourcing)•Use of social media, but regular meetings are essential•Different hosting organisations•Informal debate in an atmosphere of trust•Concrete stories of good / bad practice•Enhanced networking among CSOs, government officials,students, private sector Challenges:•Ownership of the process after co-founders left•Need for outputs for wider dissemination•Need for evaluation of outcomes 10
  11. 11. Peer Review – Quick version DWW Bilateral peer review FoRS Code of Effectiveness Self-assessment 11
  12. 12. Peer Review – Strategic approach WG1 Final Briefing workshop WG2ToR & report WG3 Interested FoRS Code of Peers Effectiveness Self-assessment 12
  13. 13. Peer Reviews Key features:•Concrete objectives•Based on a framework (FoRS Code on Effectiveness)•Looking at concrete evidence•Building on what the organisation is good at•Voluntary (focus, peers selection)•Trusted peers with versatile background•Platform facilitating the process and networking Challenges:•Realistic objectives•Buy-in and dedication across organisational hierarchy•Sufficient time to discuss the evidence of principles and reachset objectives.•„New“ priorities during the peer review process 13
  14. 14. ConclusionsCzech CSOs (and others!) are DevelopmentCoffee.org interested in sharing and andevaluating their effectiveness, Peer Reviews provided they: • transform the FoRS Code to a• see benefits for their work, capacity building rather than• have a clear framework with repression tool, specific, meaningful • use the wide expertise of the indicators, FoRS membership,• own the process, • are quick, easy & cheap to set-• have sufficient resources to up and run, reflect and • use social media, but do not• are systematically replace personal contacts, supported (FoRS Working • are fully driven by target Group and Secretariat). groups.
  15. 15. Actions for 2013• Peer reviews among 9 CSOs• Further implementation of FoRS Code of Effectiveness• Revitalizing and adding FoRS Working Groups• Workshops and Summer School on preferred themes (PM&E, communication)• Evidence-based analysis of CSOs´ effects and impacts for Czech policy making• Involvement in CPDE?
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention! Inka Píbilová (methodology) inka@evaluace.com www.evaluace.com Jan Bohm (social media) me@janbohm.cz www.siriri.orgDaniel Svoboda (CSO development effectiveness)svoboda@dww.cz www.cso-effectiveness.org Jana Miléřová (FoRS documentation) jana.milerova@fors.cz www.fors.cz

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