• By: Mango
  • Published Date: July 2005
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The Health Check involves answering a simple set of questions. They cover all the key areas of NGO financial management. By the end of the Health Check you will be able to tell if the financial management in your NGO is healthy or sick - and whether you need to call a doctor. A self-assessment tool to help NGOs evaluate the quality of their financial management.

  • By: Center for Global Development
  • Published Date: April 2007
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The paper details USAID's launch of a project in 1995 to deliver basic health services in Haiti. The project began by reimbursing contracted NGOs for documented expenditures or inputs. In 1999, payment was changed to being based partly on attaining performance targets or outputs. The project also provided technical assistance to the NGOs, along with opportunities to participate in an NGO network and other cross-fertilization activities. Remarkable improvements in key health indicators have been achieved in the six years since payment for performance was phased in.

  • By: Progressive Technology Project
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The Technical Assistance for Community Services (TACS) - Nonprofit Financial Management Self-Assessment Tool is a short offline survey designed for non profit organizations to evaluate their financial performance. The questionnaire is organized to assess five financial management capacity areas: financial systems; execution; recording; reporting; and monitoring.

  • By: International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Published Date: January 2003
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This toolkit and training resource shares practical technical support, and aims to help NGOs/CBOs plan and carry out resource mobilisation strategically and systematically, to obtain maximum returns for the least effort, while remaining true to their mission

  • By: Abt Associates
  • Published Date: December 2008
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Paying for Performance in Health: A Guide to Developing the Blueprint helps funders set up a system to financially reward providers or health care users for taking a measurable action (e.g. , for having a facility-based antenatal care visit) or achieving a predetermined performance target (e.g., for ensuring that 85 percent of children under 1 year of age are fully immunized in a provider's catchment area).

  • By: Management Science for Health
  • Published Date: January 2009

The tool is used by mid-level and senior managers of family planning or health organizations to determine actual and potential costs, revenues, and surpluses or deficits at existing or planned clinics.It is also used to determine the operating efficiency of different modes of service delivery, review and improve cost-recovery strategies, review and revise budgets, and to develop an expansion strategy. Management teams comprised of clinic, finance, procurement, human resources managers, other clinical and administrative staff at the national and clinical levels.

  • By: Management Sciences for Health
  • Published Date: January 2007

The Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services includes two tools: an online course, "Fostering Change in Health Services," offered via the Global Health E-Learning Center of the USAID Bureau of Global Health, which builds capacity of senior levels to support change at local levels; and a manual, A Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services, developed by the Implementing Best Practices in Reproductive Health (IBP) Consortium by the IBP/Maximizing Access and Quality (MAQ) Change Task Team.

  • By: Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Published Date: March 2003
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This manual was designed to provide TA providers with techniques and skills for development activities. Reviews key development activities including: Stakeholder Analysis (importance/influence matrix); Problem and Situational Analysis (problem tree); Visioning; Logical Frameworks; Risk Management; Participatory Methodologies and Management (Gantt charts and start up checklists), Teamworking; Influencing and Negotiating; Building Partnerships; Conflict Reduction; Monitoring, Reviewing, Evaluating (Participatory M&E systems); Facilitating workshops and courses.

  • By: International NGO Training and Research Center (INTRAC)
  • Contributed by: Katie Wright-Revolledo
  • Published Date: January 2007
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This paper adopts a critical approach to current practice in organizational capacity building (OCB) for CBOs. The central question raised by the paper is: How can approaches to organizational capacity building respond more effectively to the specific culture and sociopolitical context in which community-based organizations operate? It brings together a range of issues relating to good practice for OCB in terms of: awareness of local context, planning the OCB strategy, increasing internal and relational capacity and phasing out OCB support.

  • By: Abt Associates
  • Published Date: February 2007
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This assessment is designed to provide a rapid yet comprehensive assessment of a country's health system. Key health system functions are reviewed including: governance, health financing, human resources, pharmaceutical management, and health information systems.

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