Organisation/institution development and capacity building

We adopt different approaches and use methods depending on the context, realities, and preferences of the client and its partners. One approach to organization/institution development involves setting a vision, mission, goal, and strategy followed by an organization development plan. Another approach involves situation analysis, options identification and analysis, strategy selection, and development of a change management plan.

Sometimes, the process starts with some already identified organizational/institutional gaps. At other times, the client wants to ensure that a new initiative (theme, activity, technology, system, strategy, structure, and staff) is firmly embedded in its existing environment. At times organization also looks for appropriate ways of restructuring themselves. A comprehensive and integrated model of organizational analysis and development covering the organization’s strategies/policies, structures, systems, and staff is used in the process. Appropriate state-of-the-art tools are used. The process identifies areas for tailor-made capacity building.

The capacity-building support in any of the above thematic areas covers one or more of the following outputs depending on the requirements and client choices:

  • Development and institutionalization of new strategy/policy, structure, and/or system
  • Staff training including training of (master) trainers on specific themes or on generic skills
  • Design and implementation of integrity systems in community infrastructure/civil works
  • Support in fair and merit-based staff recruitment and selection
  • Design of competitive staff compensation package
  • Development of manuals, implementation guidelines, or directives
Project appraisal, monitoring & evaluation, baseline and impact study

We provide professional services at different stages of the project/program cycle. The process involves the selection and use of appropriate state-of-the-art methods and tools. The services include:

  • Appraisal and project scoping
  • Mid-term review/evaluation
  • End-of-project/program evaluation
  • Baseline, impact, and other studies
Project design and implementation support

Designing a relevant, cost-effective, and sustainable project/program is highly challenging. Development practice has moved away from programs/projects planning by “experts” in the headquarters of funding agencies to a participatory process of engaging local stakeholders in the design and implementation of projects/programs. This local involvement implies a significant role for development management consultants. We have assisted a number of development agencies in the design and/or implementation of projects/programs in Nepal. Design of monitoring systems and implementation support are part of this. The process involves consultations with the stakeholders, including where relevant women, the poor, and people from socially excluded groups, documentation of the proposed action in an appropriate format, and the development of a monitoring system. Theory of change, logical and results-based management frameworks tools are used.

Strategic review and planning facilitation

We help organizations in strategic planning. Strategic planning generally involves external and internal situation assessment, identification and analysis of strategic options, and preparation of the do-able strategic plan. One key event in this process is a workshop where all the stakeholders work for a common understanding and future response. For this, we provide the services of qualified workshop facilitators/moderators. Highly participatory methods and tools are used in the process.