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SELF-ASSESSMENT for Established NGOs

Some NGOs write to Networklearning asking questions about “How do we Start?”. And we hope our Manuals can help them. But some of you are established and ask “How do we improve our work?”

You are the NGOs that want to move up to another level. How do you do this - and what does Networklearning have to offer? Here is a plan.

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Would you like to be a humanitarian/aid/development worker?

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Reports are important management tools for influencing future actions. Through reports, information can be shared and consequently lessons learned.

However, good report writing is not easy and it is very time consuming. In addition, if a report is not easy to read, it probably will not be read at all.

In these guidelines attention is paid to report writing in general and, in particular, to the Project Progress Report.

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Some guidance for NGOs…

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Networklearning manuals – terms of use

Organisations in the South (Africa, Asia, Southern America, ex-USSR) can download copies free of charge.
In return we ask you to help spread the material to other NGOs you know – those with no printer or bad phone connections, for example.
Organisations in the North:
Networklearning has no funding. If you work in an organisation with money and use our materials or see their usefulness for others, please make a contribution
(a minimum 4 euros; we will receive the full amount less 5% transaction costs).

CC Attribution NonCommercialOur manuals are copyright-free for non-commercial use. We are happy for users to re-write, translate or otherwise adapt downloaded material to local cultures. The original authors must be mentioned as well as our website.

We are happy to have other organizations link to our library pages, but in order to prevent out-of-date editions being accessed online, we do not allow publications to be posted on other sites without our explicit permission.

Networklearning makes easy-to-use manuals that can help NGOs build knowledge and skills.

To find the titles you need use the "Library Themes" menu at left.

All documents may be freely downloaded subject to our terms of use (see bottom of page).

Difficulty downloading? Let us know the specific problem and we will advise if we can.

Do you need a manual or information that isn't covered on this site? Let us know and we will try and plug the gap.
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Perhaps you have the skills and expertise to help us produce new, quality material? Or perhaps you already have a good, copyright-free book or manual that we could republish or repurpose?
> Check our Writers' Guidelines


Other online libraries that offer free, accessible materials for NGOs:
> Hesperian


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