Institutional extension development programme in Moldova

AGROinform Federation is an umbrella organisation of NGOs providing Rural Extension and Business Development services.  In a series of 18 backstopping missions over nine years I supported and coached them in strategic planning, institutional development, organisational strengthening, M&E and programme management. Main activities were:

  1. Design a method for sustainable institutional development of member NGOs 
  2. Define tasks and responsibilities of the national board, national staff and the autonomous member NGOs.
  3. Set up a system of performance assessments of member NGOs, based on a peer review process and data from the Management and Information System.

In this period AGROinform grew from 13 staff members to over 100 staff and over 3.000 members. It is the only organisation charging pay­ment for services; leading to a cost recovery of one third.