Review of the week
Over the last two weeks, we have covered broadly the state of the sector, how it got to where it is now, and what is changing.
We have introduced the idea that improvements to organisational practices from other sectors have a role to play in improving governance in the humanitarian and disaster sectors; practices and initiatives such as risk management, standards, quality management, evaluation practices and participation.
To conclude this week, let’s return to the idea of governance, and our fictional scenario looking at water supply and flood risk reduction. Here are three organisations with active programs in areas related to the one outlined in the scenario.
- RTI International, specifically its program in Haiti
- Bangladesh Water Development Board (click ‘English’ button in the top right hand corner to toggle page language to English)
- Practical Action
Select one of the organisations above to look at. We appreciate that organisations’ websites in the public domain tend to provide superficial information only. However, based on what information is available and what you have learned about organisational governance, discuss with your fellow learners:
- The organisation’s strategic priorities
- How the organisation is structured
- How it works within country and local organisations
- Do you anticipate any limitations or challenges in the organisation’s governance systems?
We’ve attached a list of the readings we have presented throughout this short course (in the order that they appeared) in the ‘downloads’ section below.
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