What is it?
PURPOSE: to provide a forum for beneficiaries to explain changes in their lives and the reasons for these changes, as well as creating a platform for Innovation Fund NGOs to adapt and improve their innovations according to the needs of beneficiaries.
This is implemented only by Innovation Fund NGOs. The objective of CMS4 is to undertake a participatory evaluation and review of project experience at both the level of beneficiaries and for the implementing NGO. Using participatory group exercises, field staff collect a range of data on changes at the household level, and reasons for those changes, which is collated by NGOs into Change Reports. CMS4 is a process through which beneficiaries, field staff, NGO project management and shiree enhance their understanding of extreme poverty dynamics in the very particular context of each innovation fund intervention. The focus of CMS4 is in depth understanding of the innovation, enabling identification of successes and challenges and quick feedback into project management decisions.
Complimenting the group exercises, the NGOs hold Project Self‐Review Workshops, facilitated by a shiree Project Manager. These allow self reflection and ongoing enhancement of intervention management. These can also be used to collate shared experiences from across the innovation fund portfolio.
What can I see?
As Change Reports and Self-Review Workshop Reports are received, shiree collates the findings to understand shared experiences across the portfolio. These collated reports are used to guide operational strategy at shiree, to best support NGOs in their efforts, and are uploaded here.