HEKS Rechtsberatungen
Sabine Buri
HEKS/EPER Global Cooperation Division
Strategies, policies, guidelines, tools, reports and promising practices

Institutional Governance

Institutional Governance

International cooperation is very complex and dynamic. It is a challenge to plan and implement projects, even more to prove impact and effectiveness. To ensure quality and relevance of its portfolio, HEKS/EPER Global Cooperation Division (GC) developed management procedures together with strategies and guidelines for staff and partners. Being accountable to donors and project participants, HEKS/EPER publishes its success and failures, as well as learnings and steering decisions.

Programmatic strategies and guidelines

The strategies of HEKS/EPER set mid- and long-term theories of change and objectives for its international programme. They also describe cross-cutting approaches and issues as well as implementation standards. HEKS/EPER and the implementing partners are fully committed to apply these. Thematic guidelines together with the strategies aim to increase quality, expertise, and joint understanding towards core topics such as inclusive market systems, resilience, conflict transformation, and many more.

Management policies

The mandatory policies of HEKS/EPER emphasize principles, regulations, and procedures by laying down the course of the organization’s actions, streamlining processes and providing hands-on tools for staff and partners to deliver high-quality adaptive management. The key documents are the FFAG (Field Financial and Administration Guidelines) together with the annexed code of conduct, and the PCM (Project/Programme Cycle Management), both containing clear standards and procedures which contracted staff and partner organizations have to comply with. All policies ensure good institutional governance, especially covering the topics of corruption, misuse/abuse of power, PSEAH (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment), and how HEKS/EPER does report, learn, and adapt to it.

Reports, factsheets and evaluations

Our reports are transparent and serve mutual accountability towards donors and project participants; documenting evidence for progress, effectivity, sustainability, and impact. However, we also set forth on how we follow-up on projects and programmes collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data with professional monitoring tools such as the digital data system, and do evaluations and scientific impact assessments. All in order to learn and to steer our activities for the benefit of people and communities.

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