Civil Society Department February 2011. Value for Money and Civil Society . Two questions posed by Bond:. What does DFID want CSOs to do on VFM? What is DFID’s policy on VFM for CSOs?. What does DFID want to see CSOs doing on VFM?.
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…..shared agenda, we want civil society organisations to be as effective as they can be in eradicating poverty..
…..same agenda for all organisations – multilaterals, governments etc
Putting effectiveness at the heart of a CSO’s work:
Isolated used of methods or approaches eg SROI, DALYs, CBAs
Analysis delinked from organisational processes
Applying a VFM recipe book or step by step guidance
VFM as an add on, discrete process or activity
Blanket application of formulas and ratios
Justifying your approach in your specific context
Identifying options and prioritising areas for maximising value
Continual commitment to learning and improving
Piloting and monitoring
Showing evidence and feedback loops
Being practicalWhat does DFID want to see CSOs doing on VFM? Cont.
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