Respectful development includes input early on by partners and participants, and feedback throughout implementation and after closeout from projects. Designing for local self-sustainability involves learning what works best with them to inform future project content and funding. Information such as sustained return on investments from our projects for country nationals as well as donors is real accountability.  We need to ask community and local NGO, government, private partners:

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation and Advocacy Network Services

1- Design, Monitoring & Evaluation:

How can we design and monitor for sustained impacts? How can we track our projects’ return on investment for donor and private funders through participatory feedback about sustained impacts after projects closed? What can we learn from unintended and emerging impacts? How can lessons inform project learning and future design? 

2- Advovacy:

Advocating to clients and donors about the benefits of tracking sustained impacts, advocating for actual Return on Investment of sustained development, including supporting country-led evaluations.

3- Network:

How can we best build national capacity to help local stakeholders evaluate us? What methods for accountability do we need to create?

Using our M&E experts and country-national network a great start.


We are missing lessons from the 99% of international development projects that have not yet explored outcomes and impacts after project close-out. Much great work has been built on by communities and governments, sustaining and innovating from projects that have closed out. Many sustained solutions already exist! Other lessons include what should be avoided which could not be sustained.  

We are happy to support your organization’s learning.


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