How can workflow help development programmes?

How can workflow help development programmes?

Before I talk about how workflow can help you, let me first clarify what I mean by workflow.  Since the definition on Wikipedia is kind of complex, here is my own attempt at a definition:

Workflow is a set of rules in a software application that define who must do what, when and how to achieve an objective.

To colleagues with an M&E background this may sound similar to an M&E plan.  This also sets out objectives for a project or programme.  It often describes the activities that will be carried out to achieve those objectives, how they will be measured, when and by who.

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Improving data quality in your international development programme

Improving data quality in your international development programme

High quality data are important for NGOs and other's implementing international development projects.  Data are needed to plan new projects and programmes, evaluate and learn from existing ones and of course to be accountable to citizens and donors that you work with.  Collecting data without considering if it's of high quality undermines it's value as an ingredient in the decision making process.

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