On 28 and 29 August, 2018, four staff of VBNK supported the Annual Reflection in Siem Reap Province organized by EWMI for its grantees. The support included elements from the Lessons Learned on M&E session as some partners have reported heavily on outputs, but not as much on outcomes, and the team is really seeking to break new ground in this area. To strengthen how they report on the outcomes level, VBNK helps participants to:
- measure their success;
- assess the progress on outcomes
- understand challenges; and
- understand about their perceived capacity gaps in achieving their outcomes and impact in the short and longer term.
After this everyone could agree on how VBNK and EWMI can best support partners going forward
After exploring what the outcomes VBNK also led a lengthy session on Sustainability and how to get there. The session helped participants to gain an understanding of the current donor context in Cambodia through an overview of current donors and approaches to resource mobilization. There was then a discussion to agree a common understanding of what we mean by ‘sustainability’, agree what steps they need to take to achieve it, and identify gaps and support needs to work towards becoming sustainable.