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close this bookOrganizational Performance and Change Management - Workshop Proceedings - October 1-3, 1997, Y.C. James Yen Center, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Silang, Cavite, Philippines (IIRR, 1997, 242 pages)
close this folderWorkshop 2
close this folderCase 4: MASAI: Experiences in developing and using organizational assessment tools
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View the documentMASAI's evaluations
View the documentThe evaluation framework
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View the documentMethods and tools
View the documentThe evaluation process
View the documentOutcomes or impact of the evaluations
View the documentLessons and insights
View the documentKey insights
View the documentWhen would the assessment of NGO performance be considered "successful"?
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1 In terms of PME, for example, these include: basic unity in vision or orientation; common understanding of thrusts, targets, and indicators; and factual assessment of internal and external conditions. Or, in terms of the actual project methodologies or components, that there be a logical progression from inputs to activities to outputs to objectives.

2 For example, the same indicator may mean something completely different or have varying demands in terms of monitoring costs in different contexts. Or, a series of scattered informal education sessions may be more effective than formal centralized ones.


3 The LogFrame proceeds by: 1) making the desired goals, purpose, outputs, and activities/inputs of a project explicit; 2) checking for the logical consistency or flow between these; and then 3) checking whether they are present or not.

4 PLOCS defines an organization according to the important management functions of planning, leading, organizing, controlling, and staffing then inquiries to what extent these are performed. Organizational strengths and weaknesses are identified and appropriateness of the systems and procedures examined.