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FAKT. the Association for Appropriate Technologies is a church-based non-prot'it consultancy founded in 1986 in Germany. FAKT is engaged in technology transfer and looks for socially and environmentally compatible solutions together with partners from the South. FAKT works in interdisciplinary teams with engineers. economists and social scientists and its specialized in the fields of food technology, water supply anti sanitation. energy supply. hospital technology. vocational training. small business promotion. organizational development and participatory project management. FAKT services include planning and accompanying technical projects, evaluations and studies, training programmes, seminars and Question-and-Answer-Service.


Deutsche Gesellschaft fhnische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

The government-owned GTZ operates in the field of technical cooperation. 2000 German experts are working together with partners from about 100 countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America in projects covering practically every sector of agriculture. forestry. economic development. social services and institutional and material infrastructure. The GTZ is commissioned to do this work troth by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and by other government and semi-governmenl authorities.


GATE (German Appropriate Technology Exchange), a programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fhnische Zusummenarheit (GTZ) GmbH, acts as a centre for the dissemination and promotion of appropriate technologies for developing countries.

The Information and Advisory Service on Appropriate Technology (ISAT), was established as a section of GATE. in 1991. It has at its disposal the full range of services the GTZ offers, and is financed through the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. ISAT spezializes in a large variety of appropriate technologies for developing countries. whereby the technologies that ISAT focusses on principally include those which:

help satisfy basic needs,

make efficient and environmentally sound use of locally available resources

mobilize existing skills and promote self-help, extend user's scope for action and promote independent action.

ISAT offers its services (question-and-answer service, various types of publications and films) to German development co-operation organizations as well as organizations and individuals in developing countries. Requests for literature anti documentation on specific areas of appropriate technology can be addressed to ISAT.
Deutsches Zentrum fwicklungstechnologien GATE in: Deutsche Gesellschaft fhnische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
P.O. Box 51 80
D-65726 Eschborn
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephon: (06196) 79-0
Telex: 41 523-0 gtz d
Fax (061 96) 79 73 52

Dorsi Germann / Eberhard Gohl

The autors:

Dorsi Germann, sociologist and graphic artist, spent four years walking in a community development project in Senegal. For the last fourteen years, she has been a consultant on adult education, appropriate technologies, technics of communication and visualization, project management, monitoring and evaluation, organizational development and participatory methods in Africa, Asia and Latin America, mainly working for GTZ and FAKT.

Eberhard Gohl, economist and sociologist, spent a few years in Turkey, Peru and Bolivia. For eight years, he worked mainly with FAKT, DSE-ZEL and GTZ as a consultant for project management and organisation development. At present, he works as Controller in the German Protestant Churches' funding NGO "Bread for the World".

Die Deutsche Bibliothek - ClP-Einheitsaufnahme

Participatory impact monitoring: a publication of Deutsches Zentrum fwicklungstechnologien - GATE, a division of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fhnische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. - Braunschweig; Wiesbaden: Vieweg. ISBN 3-528-02086-5 NE: Deutsches Zentrum fwicklungstechnologien <Eschborn>

Booklet 2. NGO based impact monitoring / Dorsi
Germann/Eberhard Gohl. - 1996
NE: Germann, Dorsi

The author's opinion does not necessarily represent the view of the publisher.

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© Deutsche Gesellschaft fhnische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn 1996
Published by Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden

Vieweg is a subsidiary company of the Bertelsmann Professional Information.

Printed in Germany by Lengericher Handelsdruckerei, Lengerich
ISBN 3-528-02086-5

Participatory Impact Monitoring (PIM) is a concept for guiding self-help projects in development cooperation. The actors involved carry out the monitoring themselves. Because PIM assumes that these actors are autonomous, it has several strands or "strings" - the monitoring systems of the self-help groups and the development organizations are separate. The strings are periodically compared: the actors reflect on their observations and assessments, adapt their planning accordingly and deepen their dialogue with one another.

PIM was developed as an alternative to conventional planning. monitoring and evaluation procedures. It does not presuppose the availability of good planning documents, nor does it postpone reflection to a late evaluation.

The main purpose of PIM is to document socio-cultural impacts. By doing so it initiates and reinforces learning processes, and complements more technically or economically oriented monitoring. At the same time, it is compatible with many other monitoring concepts.

PIM was designed in a joint study by workers in development cooperation from the Philippines, India, Bolivia, Argentina and Germany, and tested in 1993/94.