Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Improving Performance
The key to improving the effectiveness of development projects is strengthening the organizations that receive development assistance grants and loans. This book offers a clear-cut methodology for diagnosing organizational strengths and weaknesses and includes a quick assessment guide, sample questions, an outline for reports, and a comprehensive glossary. Also available in Spanish and French. Available on the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) website. Extract from Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Improving Performance:
"The inability of development agencies to understand and improve the performance of the organizations they support continues to impede progress in the developing world, even after a decade of reforms. Strengthening the institutions that receive those grants and loans has become the key to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of development assistance."