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Work Plan 2013 - Global Water Partnership


Multi-national, Global  Show on interactive map

Active from:

Jan 1996 to Jan 2013

Implementing organisation(s):

Global Water Partnership


ADB, DHI - Rio+20, EUWI, CAPNET, EC ANBO, UNDP/DHI, WACDEP, among others


Global Water Partnership


To enable cost-effective use of human and financial resources in delivering results, the GWP Network has developed continually evolving and improving workplanning and monitoring processes and procedures.

Why was OM chosen?

As a policy-related organisation and network, and in order to bridge the attribution gap in conventional results-based management frameworks, as part of its present Strategy (2009-2013), GWP formally adopted an Outcome Mapping approach to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and report on its work. Outcome Mapping inherently recognises that direct attribution of tangible results to outcomes is not possible in organisations such as the GWP. OM methodologies seek to identify and report on the plausible linkages between outputs, outcomes and results across this attribution gap.

Following an Outcome Mapping approach, GWP’s results are being planned and assessed based on monitoring and reporting on the influence on the boundary actors with whom GWP is working to effect behavioural change. The outcomes of GWP’s work are measured through monitoring changes in the behaviour of these actors and others. The results obtained can be monitored and reported in an intellectually credible way through describing plausible linkages between GWP’s activities and interventions, the outcomes, and the resulting impacts.

How was OM used?

Intentional Design Planning (Vision and Mission, Boundary Actors, Desired Outcomes, Progress Markers); Implementation (Activities, Outputs); Monitoring (Progress Markers through outcome journals, implementation of activities); Evaluation (Learning and Reporting).

What was the experience of using OM?

The mid-term review of the GWP Strategy carried out in 2011 identified the challenges of applying an OM approach across a network organisation such as the GWP. As a result of these challenges a “made in the GWP” results-management framework is evolving which is reintroducing more familiar and simpler results-based-management terminology.

The benefits of applying OM are now clearly evident, however, in the changing mind-set within the partnership to reporting increasingly based on outcomes as compared with activities. A new monitoring report entitled GWP Annual Progress Review for 2011 was issued in May 2012. This was a first attempt at synthesising all of the relevant reporting data and information received during a year including a critical analysis of progress against planned with recommendations. The second Annual Progress Review for 2012 was issued in November 2012 now tracking over 3 years of progress in applying an Outcome Mapping approach. The Annual Progress Reviews have been received positively by the members of both the Financing Partners Group and the GWP Global Steering Committee.



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