Following on from the last post, let's look at:
We will also consider some of the implications in applying the RBM approach successfully
"RBM is not a tool - it is a mindset, a way of working that looks beyond processes and activities, to focus on the actual social and economic benefits of projects for beneficiaries." - UN Habitat
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Sometimes I can't believe how useless so many development reports are.
Monitoring reports are NOT just about numbers. They're not about ticking boxes.
We did this. We did that.
Writing reports - we seem to do a lot of it.
And no-one can deny it matters - tracking outputs and progress towards higher-level results, helping management make decisions that steer projects, and of, course, accountability to our donors and other stakeholders - yes, reports do matter.
In over 20 years training people to write better, I know having an understanding of Professional Writing and following a writing process helps a great deal.
But I've Also Seen Many Humanitarian Workers - Managers Included - Don't Seem To Have A Logical Approach To Reporting.
PROJECT RESULTS MATTER
And those results - the outputs, outcomes and impact - need to be monitored and ultimately measured.
This Isn't Just To Keep Donors Happy - Although We'd All Like That.
Knowing what to expect at different points in the project leads to better data collection - and better management decisions.
But, too often, we try to collect data that isn't there (yet) - or overlook valuable insights from stakeholders that can guide the project towards successful achievement of results.
There Are Four Different Levels Of Information We Collect From End Users Throughout A Project's Life-Cycle.
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