Introduction tools & tips

In this section you will find tools, succes factors and pit falls for the following subjects:

Capacity building essential to get started

To use sport as a vehicle for social change, the first step is developing a sustainable sport structure. This implies that if development organisations want to work with sport, they will need specialised sports organisations to lay the foundation. Capacity building is aimed at strengthening organisations, in this specific case generally local NGOs that use sport as a means for social change. The central question is how to ensure that these organisations can supply better services and products to their target group or local partner organisations, now and in the longer term. >> go to Capacity building

Sport development

As sport is becoming increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for development, more resources must be allocated with the purpose of securing the quality of sport structures. We want to provide advice and examples that might be helpful for the development of new- and capacity building of existing- sport delivery structures and organizations. This theme is in development. >> go to Sport development

Projectmanagement tools for more effect

Why are some projects a success while other projects fail? Research shows however that projects which are designed and planned with care, have a much higher success rate and longer lasting effects. Even though most people rationally know the importance of this starting phase of any project, it often receives too little attention. For this reason, we offer you a set of project management tools in this section. >> go to Project management

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Partnerships vital for sustainable structures

Organizations that succeed in creating effective, sustainable development through sport programs, understand the necessity of strategic, synergistic partnerships and alliances. Partnerships are often entered into without properly evaluating and understanding key issues for the alliance, such as the principles and practices of potential partners, their readiness, and commitment to sustainability. This section aims to provide organizations with clear, concise rationale in leveraging their development though sport objectives by entering into strategic partnerships. >> go to Partnerships

Monitoring and evaluation

Only a reliable and long-term commitment will ensure that the psychosocial aspects of relief work are professionally implemented and make a crucial difference to the victims and volunteers affected by disasters. It is important to learn from experiences: it expands the existing knowledge base and helps to make the programmes even more effective. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of projects and programmes plays an essential role in this process. M&E gives an organisation insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of its activities, projects and programmes. >> go to Monitoring and evaluation

Pieter van der Houwen