Quality values in post-aid collaboration Ten Actions (TAct)
The Ten Actions (TAct) is a value platform and institutional framework guideline that is useful for informing managements and structuring operations. The implementation of TAct ensures the necessary components for successful cross-cultural collaboration and social enterprising including truth, trust, harmony, equity, open and frequent knowledge sharing, long-term planning, consequence analysis, maintenance of items and structures, firm governance and staff empowerment.
Cross-cultural understanding Cross-cultural understanding, learning and partnership (CUP)
The Cross-cultural partnership tools offers a frame for international collaboration with focus on cross-cultural equal partnership with mutual benefits. The tool is based on scientific research findings and testimonies from persons with cross-cultural experiences and focuses on African and European cultures. The CCP offers a guide to guide cross-cultural communication and opportunities to reflect over each partner’s expectations and each partner’s core values. The actual meaning of “equal partnership” and “mutual benefit” is defined by each partner.
The tool guides in carefully clarifying the input offered and expected by all partners, the sharing of tasks and responsibilities, and the sharing of benefits. The tool also guides through the different stages in a partnership, including start-up team-building exercises and the joint designing of activity plans and progress markers.
CUP is useful for research teams, social enterprising partners and development programme partners.
Evaluation planning Real-time Outcome Planning and Evaluation (ROPE)
The HR&S Real-time Outcome Planning and Evaluation (ROPE) is a design and evaluation planning tool that ensures equal partnership, measures progress and captures lesson learnt. ROPE provides a strategy for designing programmes based on the needs and the knowledge of the partners, identification of the means required in order to overcome challenges, development of a sustainable economy plan, and establishing the necessary institutional capacity.
ROPE is important to implement when it comes to for example international collaboration, women empowerment and research management.
HR&S states that adapted solutions depend on local ownership and therefor a needs driven approach. A needs driven approach is here defined as an activity defined by the person or the persons who will be implementing the activities in actual practice (the Target partners) and who will be in a position of ensuring long-term sustainability. The focus of the Real-time outcome planning and evaluation (ROPE) tool is therefore the Target Partners and the core of all ROPE programmes is the ambitions of the Target partners. The ROPE structures operations by compiling the ambitions of the Target partners, as well as outcome challenges they are constrained by, and then providing the means necessary to overcome those challenges.
The ROPE addresses a logical relationship between the inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact of a program. The purpose is (as with any logical model) to assess the causal relationships between the elements of the program; if the resources are available for a program, then the activities can be implemented, if the activities are implemented successfully then outputs are provided, certain outcomes can then be expected short term and impact can be expected long-term.
HR&S claims further that successful programmes and businesses depends on being continuously assessed and redesigned to ensure outcome and sustainability. The HR&S Real-time Outcome Planning and Evaluation (ROPE) is a programme / social enterprising design and evaluation planning tool that captures the Ten Actions, measures progress and compiles lesson learned. ROPE provides a strategy for designing programmes based on the needs and the knowledge of the partners, identification of the means required in order to overcome challenges, development of a sustainable economy plan, and establishing the necessary institutional capacity.
Training is provided on:
Bookkeeping, auditing and financial reporting.
Business idea and business plan.
Quality values for entrepreneurs.