Evaluation and Organizational Learning
NGOs aspire to become better learning organizations, and leaders, equally, aim to become better as learners.
CASE STUDY 1
NGOs sometimes need to be able to measure success throughout their organizations
A group of InterAction member INGOs felt the need to learn lessons from the significant efforts and resources they had invested toward developing their capacity to measure results at the agency level. They needed an independent perspective on whether these efforts had been worthwhile and well-directed.
CASE STUDY 2
NGOs need to evaluate at the strategy level
A major child-sponsorship NGO had chosen a human rights-based approach as a strategy but did not know what effect, if any, this new approach had on sectoral level outcomes in its programming.
CASE STUDY 3
A faith-based NGO needed to up its staff’s evaluation skills
The person who directs Evaluation and Learning had a solid draft staff training plan, but was in need of a mentor to run content and adult learning related ideas by
CASE STUDY 4
A funders’ collaborative focused on transparency and accountability needed to commission an external evaluation of a technically complex set of interventions
The team lead assigned with this external evaluation had a lot of depth in evaluation but did not have sufficient prior exposure to the transparency and accountability context in civil society
CASE STUDY 5
A professional association needed to improve its governance and delivery of services to its members
A professional association whose mission is partially supportive of the SDGs had not changed how it was governed nor how its Secretariat functioned since its foundation, some 30 years ago. It therefore was no longer fit for purpose.