Project work via a range of “channels”
In the future, medica mondiale will focus on four implementation strategies in its international programme work: we will continue with our own programmes to a limited extent while placing more emphasis on sponsoring local women’s organisations. We will step up the work in and with networks in a result-oriented manner. Measures for professional qualification will be standardized and upgraded to sustainably strengthen capacities at the local level and to disseminate our approaches.
There are different ways in which we promote assistance for women and girls and societal changes. In regions where support for women and girls is lacking or inadequate, we continue to carry out our own programmes such as in southeastern Europe and Afghanistan. In one of our priority regions we are establishing a new five-year plan, designed to be sustainable in the long-term. Parallel to this we are increasing our focus on the promotion of local women’s organisations. This project promotion includes both financial cooperation and an exchange of expertise, plus joint political involvement. With like-minded partner organisations we strive to set up long-term cooperation on a larger scale.
Additionally, we contribute in a targeted way to regional and specialist networks. In this way, we join forces with other relevant actors to build up the pressure on political decision-makers and the media, contribute our specialist skills and knowledge, and form new alliances. In the long-term our international project work increasingly includes training and further training in the field of trauma-sensitive psychosocial and healthcare work, provided to national and international actors as well as local training institutes.
Securing quality: Impact monitoring
For medica mondiale it is very important to assure the quality of our international programme work. Examples of how we achieve this include standardised approval procedures for the Small Grants Programme, internal and external evaluations, and routine project visits. We will continue to further upgrade and systematise our quality assurance measures for our international work. Orienting our work towards the impacts it can achieve underlies how we plan, implement and monitor our international project work We are nonetheless careful to ensure that the benefits, feasibility, and costs of impact-oriented procedures remain in an appropriate balance. We also assist our partners to apply impact monitoring when it comes to guiding their involvement.