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Effectiveness: Funder perspectives - C Hoy, DFID

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Effectiveness: Funder perspectives - C Hoy, DFID

  1. 1. Why should the NGO sector strengthen itsability to measure and report on outcomes, impacts and results? Dr Caroline Hoy Civil Society Department Department of International Development c-hoy@dfid.gov.uk 1
  2. 2. And the money kept rolling out in all directionsTo the poor, to the weak, to the destitute of all complexionsNow cynics claim a little of the cash has gone astrayBut thats not the point my friendsWhen the money keeps rolling out you dont keep booksYou can tell youve done well by the happy grateful looksAccountants only slow things down, figures get in the way… ( with apologies to Tim Rice) 2
  3. 3. • Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005)• The Accra Agenda for Action (2008) :Achieving development results – and openly accounting for them – must be at the heart of all we do. More than ever, citizens and tax payers of all countries expect to see the tangible results of development. We will demonstrate that our actions translate into positive impact on people’s lives. We will be accountable to each other and to our respective parliaments and governing bodies for these outcomes. 3
  4. 4. Measuring effectiveness means…• Improving learning• Improving the design and impact of programmes• Identifying what works, for whom and what is most cost effective in tacking poverty• Identifying unexpected outcomes• Maximising the impact of resources 4
  5. 5. OECD-DAC standards•Utility•Cost-effectiveness•Accuracy•Credibility and•Equity 5
  6. 6. Global Poverty Action Fund:http://www.dfid.gov.uk/work-with-us/funding-opportunities/not-for-profit-organisations/global-poverty-action-fund/ 6

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