On 25 and 26 January, delegations from KID Indonesia, CMD Malawi and the NIMD Field Office in Guatemala came together with colleagues from NIMD in The Hague to kick-start the 'Collective Learning on Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)' project.
This is a two year project that NIMD and its partners in the three above-mentioned countries will undertake with funding from PSO.
The project aims to implement a PME system across the constellation of NIMD programmes as well as those of its partners. It emphasises the importance of flexibility in the design of PME systems, as well as the need to recognise local dynamics, while also stressing the need for comparability at an organisational level.
In total 22 persons participated in the workshop, which was facilitated by Edith Kroese from Avance and held at the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) premises in The Hague.
After sharing the assessments of the PME situation of each of the partners, workshop participants defined common challenges and approaches to overcome these challenges.
An important outcome of the workshop was that each partner developed a tailor-made action plan for the improvement of their PME system, to be implemented in 2010. Through the PSO-funded project they now have additional resources to do this.
At the end of the year, the partners will get together again to share their experiences and draw more lessons on PME for the future.