Photo credits: Devendra Dhungana/ILO Nepal
Kathmandu– The Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance (UNNATI-Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal) organised a four-day training- DCED Standard on Monitoring and Result Measurement for the grantees of Advocacy Challenge Fund.
ILO’s Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance – UNNATI project supports public and private organizations at the national and district level for advocacy and awareness raising in Dhankuta, Tehrathum, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung.
“The training was instrumental to learn about the practical framework that can be used to monitor and measure the progress towards the objectives and demonstrate results in a systemic manner,” said Raghab Bista, a participant from the Confederation of Nepalese Industries.
The training was organized to enhance the knowledge of ACF grantees on the fundamental elements of DCED Standard so that they can set up results measurement system for their respective projects and feed in data to the overall monitoring and results measurement system of the Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance project.
“The learning was great that we have honed our skills to foresee what we expect to achieve and report when then project gets over,” said Sangita Rasaili of Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, (ACORAB) Nepal.
MRM Coordinator of NIRAS (a Consulting Firm), Pushpa Lal Moktan briefed the participants about the overall UNNNATI Programme funded by the Government of Denmark and said the projects supported through Advocacy Challenge Fund have a significant role to address issues of advocacy for responsible business development, including rights and good corporate governance.
“The training on DCED Standard is a good start to strengthen the capacities of grantees and developing a common understanding of what is required to achieve the end-results,” he said.
Similarly, National Program Coordinator, Nabin Kumar Karna observed that the data that would be generated by the grantees would be a basis for management decisions to articulate the result chain and improve the reporting system of the organizations in the long run.
The DCED Standard supports program to work in complex environments such as market systems by encouraging flexibility and continual validation and revision of the program logic. The DCED supports program in thinking through what organizations plan to do, and what they hope to achieve- and what assumptions they rely on.
A total of 22 participants from 11 organizations, comprising organizations of employers and trade unions, commodity and business associations, media organizations participated.