This document is a compilation of blog posts on exit strategies and sustainability of civil society organisations and their work, published by INTRAC from 2014-16. The reflections are based on phases one and two of INTRAC’s longitudinal evaluation of EveryChild’s responsible exit process (2014-16), and an Action Learning Set on exit strategies with five UK-based organisations (2014-15). Both initiatives offered valuable insights into how international NGOs and donors approach exit.
Recognising the demand in the sector for guidance on exit processes and support for sustainability after withdrawal, the authors have compiled the posts into one resource for practitioners who are planning, going through, and assessing exit.
Special Series Paper 1. Exit strategies and sustainability. Lessons for practitioners