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close this bookParticipatory Impact Monitoring - PIM Booklet 2: NGO-Based Impact Monitoring (GTZ, 1996, 38 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentDoes your NGO or development organization need a new tool to manage its projects?
close this folder1. General ideas on monitoring
View the document1.1 Three types of organization
View the document1.2 Monitoring
View the document1.3 Impact monitoring
View the document1.4 Participatory monitoring
close this folder2. NGO-based impact monitoring
View the document2.1 Advantages and obstacles
View the document2.2 Steps in introducing and carrying out NGO-based monitoring of socio-cultural impacts
View the document2.3 Joint reflection workshops
View the document2.4 Facilitating the PIM process

Does your NGO or development organization need a new tool to manage its projects?

Thank you for your interest in Participatory Impact Monitoring. Just call it "PIM" - it's much easier!


PIM is designed to make self-help projects and organizations more successful by

Booklet 1 is written for leaders or members of self-help groups and describes how group-based impact monitoring works.

Booklet 2, on NGO-based impact monitoring is addressed to staff members of development organizations, i.e. national organizations such as NGOs, federations or government organizations which promote self-help groups.

- Do you need a monitoring instrument to manage your projects?

- Do you want to document the socio-cultural impacts of your work?

- Do you have to justify the success of your work perhaps because of some technical or economic error?

- Do you want to improve interaction between the self-help groups and your own?

- Do you need more information on learning processes within the self-help group and your own?

- Do you want more transparency in your organization and decision-making structures?

If so, why don't you read this booklet and try to implement PIM!

PIM is not a magic solution which works automatically. In fact, it only works if certain conditions are fulfilled. Please consider for a moment whether your NGO fulfils these conditions:

- Your team should be willing to promote people's participation, i.e. increasing the autonomy of the self-help group.

- There should be mutual trust and a desire to manage the project transparently by participatory impact monitoring.

- Your team and other organizations and individuals involved should be willing and able to accept changes in the project, i.e. to adapt your plans and contributions to people's needs.

- Your team should also be willing and able to invest a little time probably more than before - in monitoring. (You will then avoid wasting time on pointless activities.)

The self-help group should also fulfil certain conditions; they are mentioned in Booklet 1.

In PIM, two independent monitoring systems are regularly interlinked to ensure that the NGO really is supporting what the self-help group needs and wants.

Your NGO-based impact monitoring, which is outlined in this booklet (no. 2), should therefore be linked to the autonomous group-based impact monitoring described in Booklet 1.