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Why Are NGOs Talking About Outcome And Impact Orientation

VBNK conducted 2-day training workshop (July 26-27, 2017) with Mlup Baitong on “Outcome and Impact Orientation” which is supported by Bread for the World (BfdW).

The objective of the training workshops it to strengthen outcome and impact orientation of BfdW partners’ PME systems in accordance with the framework and procedures of BfdW. The expected outputs of the training workshop are:

  • Partners formulate outcome-oriented, realistic and verifiable objectives and indicators achievable by the end of the project period (usually three years) in their project application.
  • Partners upgrade aspects of their monitoring systems/process in terms of using participatory methods into their PME, data collection and analysis.
  • Partners present effect-oriented narrative reports informing on the achievement of the objective(s) according to the indicators agreed on mutually as well as on the unintended changes at the outcome level.

Since the international community committed itself to achieving common development goals within the framework of the “Millennium Declaration” and the “Paris Declaration 2005”, impact orientation has played an increasingly important international role in development co-operation. More than ever before, the donor community and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are called upon to reliably prove that they use the provided funds effectively and that they make an obvious contribution towards development processes in their partner countries. To be able to provide this proof, explicit orientation towards outcome and impact is necessary when programmes and projects are planned, and outcomes / impacts have to be subsequently documented.

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