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IOD Parc - What makes a successful development project

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Presentation delivered by IOD Parc at the Scottish Government's Information Session on the Malawi and Sub Saharan Africa Programme funding rounds - 15 december 2011.

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IOD Parc - What makes a successful development project

  1. 1. What makes a successful development project? <ul><li>Kristin Olsen </li></ul><ul><li>IOD PARC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>IOD PARC – Independent Assessor </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of good development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Assessment Process </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Organisational Development and Performance Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>International Development and UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DFID Programme Partnership Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DFID & UNICEF Quality Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Paris Declaration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support to NGOs including Oxfam, WaterAid, PLAN International. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experienced Team of Assessors </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh-based </li></ul>IOD PARC – Independent Assessor
  4. 4. <ul><li>Our role: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carry out independent assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to relevant queries (via Scottish Government) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide qualified feedback to applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] / [email_address] </li></ul>IOD PARC – Independent Assessor
  5. 5. <ul><li>Relevant & Needed </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish & National Governments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Scotland –Malawi Co-operation Agreement and Scottish Government priority areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. National Development Strategies for Rwanda, Tanzania & Zambia and Scottish Government priority areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDGs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear understanding of the context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs analysis </li></ul></ul>A good development project - 1
  6. 6. <ul><li>Well-designed </li></ul><ul><li>Clear how project intends to deliver development outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Intervention logic’ reflected in planned activities, outputs and budget </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of partners & stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Sensible risk assessment </li></ul>A good development project - 2
  7. 7. <ul><li>Financially viable </li></ul><ul><li>Budget and costs are realistic (and information presented clearly) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of funds is efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants have capacity to manage the funds </li></ul>A good development project - 3
  8. 8. <ul><li>Strong partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship between Scottish organisation and their partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership by local partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement with project planning and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities in implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing capacity building </li></ul></ul>A good development project - 4
  9. 9. <ul><li>Builds on knowledge and expertise – in country </li></ul><ul><li>and in delivering development results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience of partners and applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise of personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing on best practice – including Scottish expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of (and links with) other development initiatives </li></ul></ul>A good development project - 5
  10. 10. <ul><li>Focus on learning and development results </li></ul><ul><li>Clear ‘monitoring and evaluation’ system integrated into project design </li></ul><ul><li>Enables monitoring of progress – outputs and outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Enables learning and dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Clear roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Gender disaggregation </li></ul>A good development project - 6
  11. 11. <ul><li>Sustainable – Exit Strategy describes: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Financial sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Consideration of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other national and local initiatives </li></ul>A good development project - 7
  12. 12. <ul><li>Scottish Government Guidance and Assessment Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practice in International Development </li></ul><ul><li>8 core standards </li></ul>Independent Assessment Process
  13. 13. <ul><li>Qualitative assessment methodology – UNICEF and Scottish Government </li></ul><ul><li>8 core standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>quality of project fit to priority areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>project design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>financial viability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strength of relationship (ownership) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise of personnel and organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with other development activities (contribution towards delivering aid effectiveness) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure and quality of M&E procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of the Exit Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow the Guidance! </li></ul>Independent Assessment Process

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