Formulating indicators at policy & strategic level; Project Cycle Management

The training was a mix of 'deepening understanding' about our strategic plan, teambuilding and receiving professional feedback on how to optimize our relations with our project partners. This training gave us new insights and tools on how to further develop our 4-year strategic plan. It was useful and practical! These were some of the comments from staff from Kom Over and Help after participating in the training Project Cycle Management & Partner Relations. KOEH is a development organisation supporting NGO's and churches who are assisting poor and disprivalaged families and children in Eastern Europe.
The 3-day in-company course was conducted by Gerard Verbeek and Simon Koolwijk. The training was focused at reviewing the strategic plan, formulating key indicators at project, policy and strategic level and gaining tools for project visits to project partners.As most development organisations, KOEH is applying the Project Cycle Management approach for monitoring & evaluating its projects. Main purpose of the PCM method is to optimize the effectivity, impact and efficiency of projects. The role of Gerard Verbeek and Simon Koolwijk was to assist KOEH in optimizing the key indicators for policy formulation and to review the existing procedures for monitoring & evaluation, reporting and partnerships.

The first day of the training was focused on the theoretical principles of project cycle management and formulation of project indicators. On the second day a role play was exercised to get a deeper understanding about the existing partner relations with project partners in Eastern Europe. The exercise provided some useful tools on how to optimize partnerships in helping deprived and poor groups. Some tools can be found in the Barefoot Guide. On the third day the strategic plan was reviewed and key indicators were formulated for the strategic plan.

Finally participants shared their excitements about the course. The perspective from 2 outsiders and specialists gave us some useful hints optimizing in helping poor families and children in Eastern Europe. The training was welll prepared! It was practical! And the open atmosphere gave space for gaining new insights in improving our work!


  1. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

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  2. Deepa Prabakar, thanks for sharing your thoughts and views. In what way was it helpful for you? So what did you gain from the story? Simon


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