It’s not just how, it’s why. An insight on sustainability in West Africa
By Rowan Popplewell. I’ve just returned from Ghana, where INTRAC and the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) hosted a […]
Building a strong and sustainable civil society across Middle East North Africa: a collaborative approach
By Rachel Hayman. When we ask people working for or with civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Middle East and […]
Social Justice, leadership and civil society: the Nigerian example
Guest blog by Felix Obanubi from SAVI Nigeria. The fundamental crisis of social justice is rooted in leadership, management and […]
Supporting learning: a study on incentives and disincentives for learning in international transparency and accountability grant-making practice
In 2015 INTRAC carried out a study for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) on how grant-making can encourage and […]
ONTRAC 53. Transparent, accountable, legitimate, credible: NGO responses to scrutiny
This issue of ONTRAC revisits the question of accountability within development. After an overview by Rachel Hayman, INTRAC’s Head of […]
ONTRAC 51. Theory of Change – what’s it all about?
This issue of ONTRAC looks at ‘Theory of Change’: another ‘new’ idea that has become increasingly popular in the development […]
Civil Society in Action: global case studies in a practice-based framework
This book uses case studies from around the world which show a clear framework for understanding the nature and role of […]
Praxis Note 53. Using Action Learning Sets methodology in an NGO capacity building programme
This note describes how the use of Action Learning Sets (ALS) methodology in Central Asia has enabled NGO leaders and staff to become effective in addressing organisational and operational challenges. This approach has contributed to the overall strengthening of their organisations.
Capacity Building Framework: A values-based programming guide
The design and implementation of successful capacity building programmes involves a range of complex processes and considerations. This practical guide […]
Praxis Note 32. Learning and Accountability: A Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant’s Perspective
This note reflects on some of the issues around organisational learning, with a specific focus on how monitoring and evaluation processes can contribute to and support ‘effective’ organisational learning.
ONTRAC 33. Aid Harmonisation: Challenges for Civil Society
Is the present focus on aid harmonisation, as embodied in the Paris Declaration, yet another attempt to marginalise civil society […]