Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach An evaluative study of the programmatic approach of the ICCO All...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>YES or NO: </li></ul><ul><li>The ICCO-alliance is well “...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>State of the Art </li></ul><ul><li>Assess Typologies & L...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>ToR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing literature </li></ul>...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Start </li></ul><ul><li>Well received… </li></ul><ul><li...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>“ Actually we started the whole process of the Programma...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>State of the Art (figures) - Totals and phases </li></ul>
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>State of the Art (figures) – Historical trend </li></ul>
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Differences between departments </li></ul><ul><li>Fair a...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>YES or NO: </li></ul><ul><li>There is need for a very di...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>ICCO Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Started slowly </li></ul...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Typologies and lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>“ But  ...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Zero phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important strategic cho...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><ul><li>Start  is important for ownership </li></ul></ul><ul...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>New stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right from start ...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Use external facilitat...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Governance and funding structures </li></ul><ul><li>Not ...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Needed capacities and operational issues </li></ul><ul><...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Surprises </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm and creativity </...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership (push, wait, let go...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Future Development of PA - 7 issues to be developed </li...
Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>YES or NO: </li></ul><ul><li>The ICCO-alliance is well “...
<ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>For your input and cooperation … </li></ul>
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Consolidating Experiences of ICCO's Programmatic Approach

  1. 1. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach An evaluative study of the programmatic approach of the ICCO Alliance December 2009 Jouwert van Geene and Erica Wortel
  2. 2. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>YES or NO: </li></ul><ul><li>The ICCO-alliance is well “on track” with the implementation of the Programmatic Approach taking into account that 2010 is the last year of the current business-plan. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>State of the Art </li></ul><ul><li>Assess Typologies & Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Future issues to be developed </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(MFSII, PROCODE) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>ToR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Figures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional interviews, Focus groups & survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focussing on programmes > 1 year in implementation phase </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>6 issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of ICCO staff and external advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding Modalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance structures and stakeholders involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development Results </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Start </li></ul><ul><li>Well received… </li></ul><ul><li>“ I really felt relieved by the approach, since finally we again were able to make a difference, rather than to do just a lot of small projects” </li></ul><ul><li>But… </li></ul><ul><li>Coincided with other renewal processes </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of strategic, managerial, operational instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation and different voices </li></ul>
  6. 6. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>“ Actually we started the whole process of the Programmatic Approach in the Netherlands without really knowing what it was about ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>80/20% rule </li></ul><ul><li>More focus on thematic integration </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation of bilateral funding </li></ul><ul><li>Less ‘ICCO’ – centered </li></ul>
  7. 7. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>State of the Art (figures) - Totals and phases </li></ul>
  8. 8. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>State of the Art (figures) – Historical trend </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Differences between departments </li></ul><ul><li>Fair and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taken up PA most rapidly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value chain approach is different, more regional, larger budgets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Democratization & Peace building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More joint context analyses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict transformation tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slower, broader objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to Basic Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More joint context analyses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More specific themes, smaller budgets </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>YES or NO: </li></ul><ul><li>There is need for a very distinctive approach of PA in the different themes, with different types of methods, tools, capacity and support. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>ICCO Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Started slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration exists, but scale and extent unclear </li></ul><ul><li>Most experiences in ABS (education, health) and FED (financial services) </li></ul><ul><li>Added value is appearing: joint learning (in NL), synergy, complementarity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Typologies and lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>“ But m y programme is different… ” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach
  14. 14. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Zero phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important strategic choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role of ICCO, selection of theme’s & partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implicit assumptions to be made explicit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process and needed capacity (time, resources, skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Path dependency </li></ul>
  15. 15. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><ul><li>Start is important for ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Broader definition; different definitions in different phases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Transfer of ownership is challenging; if at all possible </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>New stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right from start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In preparation phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In implementation phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But you need: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time for partners to get to know the Programmatic Approach and each othe r </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Use external facilitation in a strategic way; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding of the Programmatic Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>long term relations (also between PO and RF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear roles and guidance of facilitators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No “outsourcing” of responsibility but complementary support of processes </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Governance and funding structures </li></ul><ul><li>Not objective but means </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Example programmes’ guidance and template </li></ul><ul><li>Separate funding and content discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making structure (participation of all, consensus) </li></ul><ul><li>Practical consequences </li></ul><ul><li>How to keep it light and flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Clear roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>ICCO’s responsibility (juridical, practical) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Needed capacities and operational issues </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More workload </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hand-over process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills & time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning loops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience “data-base” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Surprises </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Positive response from staff and CPO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Different views and voices </li></ul><ul><li>Time needed for real “internalization” </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of attention for implementation issues </li></ul>
  21. 21. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership (push, wait, let go?) </li></ul><ul><li>Partners prefer to maintain direct contact with ICCO, how to organize this? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is making the strategic choices? </li></ul><ul><li>How to get new stakeholders on board? </li></ul><ul><li>When is ICCO “stepping out”? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>Future Development of PA - 7 issues to be developed </li></ul><ul><li>Reappraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Loops </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and united voices </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic ambitions </li></ul><ul><li>No second chance </li></ul>
  23. 23. Consolidating Experiences of ICCO’s Programmatic Approach <ul><li>YES or NO: </li></ul><ul><li>The ICCO-alliance is well “on track” with the implementation of the Programmatic Approach taking into account that 2010 is the last year of the current business-plan. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>For your input and cooperation … </li></ul>

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