Indicators of Participatory Effectiveness in Intermediary NGOs
- A flat management structure with decentralized authority.
- Organizational structures at the community level to which funding and/or other decisions are delegated.
- Use of iterative planning, involving consultation with local communities.
- Contributions of cash, labor, raw materials or local facilities by community members and organizations, making them clients rather than beneficiaries of the NGO.
- Staff recruitment criteria, incentives and training which support participation.
- Strong field presence outside metropolitan areas with high proportion of staff of local origin.
- Community leaders and members have a positive perception of the NGO.
- Turnover of client groups as they "graduate" over time and intensive field attention is transferred to new groups.
Source: World Bank Dissemination Note #22.
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