Monitoring Self-Effectiveness

The NGO-IDEAs Manual is designed to support organisations to trim their monitoring and
evaluation procedures in order to increase the orientation towards outcomes and impacts and
to guide the organisation to steer an outcome and impact oriented project management. NGOIDEAs
is dedicated to the common goal of creating inclusive monitoring systems, which promote
the empowerment of all stakeholders affected. One basic assumption is that the awareness
of the own effectiveness is motivating and empowering to action. The Manual is based on
NGOs’ working experience and takes many examples from their practice of promoting self-help
in various sectors. The applicability is, however, not limited to NGOs.

This Manual introduces participatory elements to enhance (self-) effectiveness. Step by
step, the organisation’s management will be able to analyse whether existing elements of their
monitoring system are designed in a way suitable for achieving relevant outcomes and impacts.