Planning Guidance for NGOs/CSOs; and in the case of a new entity being created

Facilitating Effective INGO Transitions Throughout the Project Cycle

February 21, 2020
Organizations Involved: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Peace Direct, & Search for Common Ground

Many NGOs and CSOs partnering with INGOs have stated interest in greater leadership during specific project collaborations, as well as longer-term after INGO transitions. The Stopping As Success (SAS) literature review, online consultation, case research, and regional workshops documented the type of guidance NGOs and CSOs appreciate or are looking for throughout the project cycle that can specifically contribute to their increased leadership and responsible INGO transitions. This resource shares SAS lessons, including specific questions from NGO/ CSO colleagues, as well as illustrative examples from the 20 SAS case studies.

SAS also recognizes that social change is complex and requires systemic and long-term approaches that are not fully captured by any project cycle. Some of these approaches are led by donors or INGOs. As such, this resource can be used along with the accompanying resources for those groups. SAS cases and issue papers provide further insight about adaptations in diverse contexts and partnerships.

Note: SAS documented several cases in which a new local entity was created as part of an INGO transition. Relevant guidance throughout the project cycle is included in this document, starting on page 7.

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