Special Series Paper 1. Exit strategies and sustainability. Lessons for practitioners
Recognising the demand in the sector, this document compiles blog posts on exit strategies and sustainability of civil society organisations and their work.
What can international NGOs do to increase the sustainability of interventions?
We like to think our work prevails long after we are gone. But how many organisations go back to check?
Praxis Series Paper No.1. What remains. Programming for sustainability
What makes a partner or programme likely to be more or less sustainable? This paper seeks to answer this question by drawing on learning generated from INTRAC’s evaluation of EveryChild’s Responsible Exit Process.
ONTRAC 61. Post-closure evaluation: an indulgence or a valuable exercise?
ONTRAC 61 brings together three different perspectives regarding post- closure evaluation: that of an organisation commissioning a post-closure evaluation; that of a consultant who carried out a post-closure evaluation using his own resources; and that of a research team that was commissioned to do a large study.
Praxis Paper 31. Developing a timeline for exit strategies
This paper collects and analyses learning from a year-long Action Learning Set on exit with the British Red Cross, EveryChild, Oxfam GB, Sightsavers and WWF-UK.
Praxis Note 70. Working at the Sharp End of Programme Closure: EveryChild’s Responsible Exit Principles
In this Praxis Note , Lucy Morris, Head of Programmes at EveryChild, describes how EveryChild went about answering this question from a practical perspective. EveryChild developed three simple “responsible exit principles” to guide this process, in order to consider not just when to close the partnerships, but also how to close them.
Go through the door marked ‘Exit’ to reach sustainable development
By Rick James. We’ll never reach sustainable development until we take exit more seriously. So many NGOs pay lip-service to […]
Leading by example? Why leadership buy-in is crucial to NGO exit strategies
By Sarah Lewis and Rachel Hayman. NGOs have not been good at designing or implementing exit strategies, and have been notoriously […]
Ending well: a longitudinal evaluation of EveryChild’s responsible exit process. Phase 1 interim report
The evaluation focuses on the extent to which EveryChild achieved its aim of exiting responsibly from its country offices and partners from 2012 onwards.