Straight to the Point Capacity Building Tools

Taking into consideration implementers limited time and human and financial resources, the tools in Pathfinder's "Straight to the Point" Series provide clear, concise guidance on a variety of issues related to program design, implementation, and evaluation. We should and do always aim for the gold standard in all our activities, but sometimes the tools needed to achieve this are difficult and time-consuming to use. The "Straight to the Point" tools do not replace extensive, in-depth evaluations and guidance, but rather offer an easier, more direct way of improving programs and launching new activities.
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August 2013

Avaliação de Materiais de IEC

Tomando em consideração os limites de tempo e recursos dos implementadores, as ferramentas da série Directo ao Ponto oferecem-lhe uma orientação clara e concisa sobre uma série de questões relacionadas com o design, implementação e avaliação de programas.

December 2011

Straight to the Point: Assessing the Political Environment for Advocacy

This tool helps a team understand the environment they are working in and the key factors they need to consider as they develop their initiative.

October 2011

Straight to the Point: Evaluation of Behavior Change Activities (Multiple Languages)

This simple checklist will help you conduct a “straight to the point” assessment of behavior change activities, focusing on issues like facilitation, language, and participant engagement.

July 2013

Preparação de um Plano de Trabalho (Multiple Languages)

This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.

August 2013

Comment Elaborer un Plan d’Action (Multiple Languages)

Pour la réussite de ton projet, tu as besoin de réfléchir à comment le mettre en oeuvre et à quoi ton projet veut aboutir. Tu dois comprendre ton environnement, les ressources, les partenaires et supporteurs, calendrier d’exécution et les défis éventuels.

August 2013

Identifier et Prioriser les Besoins en Changement de Comportement (Multiple Languages)

Les organisations et groupes peuvent utiliser cet outil pour mener une activité de groupe avec les membres de la communauté avec laquelle ils travaillent.

August 2013

Estabelecendo Prioridades para Advocacia

Esta ferramenta vai ajudá-lo a dar o primeiro passo no desenvolvimento de uma iniciativa de advocacia - seleccionar um problema para defender.

June 2013

Straight to the Point: Workplanning (Multiple Languages)

This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.

October 2011

Straight to the Point: Evaluation of IEC Materials (Multiple Languages)

This "straight to the point" evaluation looks at the communicative aspects listed on the checklist and rates the material in question on each of the aspects.

August 2013

Mapeando uma Estratégia de Advocacia

Esta ferramenta ajudará você a planificar uma estratégia concreta para atingir seu objectivo, incluindo a definição de actividades específicas.

August 2013

Avaliando o Cenário Político para Advocacia

Esta ferramenta) vai ajudá-lo a compreender o cenário em que você está trabalhando e os pontos-chave que você precisa considerar para desenvolver a sua iniciativa.

August 2013

Avaliação de Actividades de Mudança de Comportamento

Tomando em consideração os limites de tempo e recursos dos implementadores, as ferramentas da série Directo ao Ponto oferecem-lhe uma orientação clara e concisa sobre uma série de questões relacionadas com o design, implementação e avaliação de programas.

August 2013

Evaluation de Documents IEC (Multiple Languages)

Cette évaluation « droit au but » se réfère aux aspects de communication figurant au tableau d’évaluation et note un document d’« Information, Education et Communication » (IEC) sur chacun de ses aspects.

June 2013

Straight to the Point: Assessing Basic Accounting Practices (Multiple Languages)

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.

January 2013

Straight to the Point: Budgeting Basics

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool introduces the concept of budgeting to community-based organizations with limited resources and financial management experience, and leads them through the process of creating a simple budget.

December 2011

Straight to the Point: Mapping an Advocacy Strategy

This tool helps a team plan a concrete strategy for achieving their goal, including determining their specific activities.

August 2013

Identificando e Priorizando Necessidade de Mudança de Comportamento

Organizações e grupos podem usar esta ferramenta para orientar actividades em grupo com membros da comunidade com quem eles estão a trabalhar.

July 2013

Avaliação de Práticas Básicas de Contabilidade (Multiple Languages)

This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.

August 2013

Orçamento Básico

Tomando em consideração os limites de tempo e recursos dos implementadores, as ferramentas da série Directo ao Ponto oferecem-lhe uma orientação clara e concisa sobre uma série de questões relacionadas com o design, implementação e avaliação de programas.

October 2011

Straight to the Point: Assessing Partner Capacity for Behavior Change Activities

This tool provides a"straight to the point" means of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of BC implementing partners. It offers ideas and suggestions to help supervisors assess partner capacity in a systematic manner.

January 2013

Straight to the Point: Identifying and Prioritizing Behavior Change Needs (Multiple Languages)

Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.

August 2013

Evaluation des Activités de Changement de Comportement (Multiple Languages)

Au cas où une organisation qui supervise/met en oeuvre ne peut procéder à un suivi et une évaluation formels, elle peut toujours utiliser l’évaluation « droit au but » en posant des questions simples et en collectant de simples observations.

December 2011

Straight to the Point: Setting Advocacy Priorities

This tool helps a team take the first step in developing an advocacy initiative selecting an issue for advocacy.

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March 2014

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