The TeamMx Field Program Evaluation Report (TFPER) operates within the mandate provided to the TeamMx Field Advisory Board (TFAB) by the agency Directorate. It includes guidelines upon which to evaluate field unit performance inline with agency mission objectives.
We can now detect a glimmer of hope, coupled with a marked desire for strategic innovations, within social and economic development arenas. This has prompted us to implement the concept of Community Build, a process having strategic importance to advance community development within an evolving global environment. It’s based on recognizing human commonalities, when coupled with diversity inclusiveness, together work as all-important components driven by spiritual energy help build sustainable communities.
The TFPER is designed to provide analysis and support to the Global Reach Initiative (GRI). The systematic evaluation of field work and resultant feedback will help solve many problems faced by our TeamMx Field Units (FTU). It is they who support countless community-based members, stakeholders, organizations, and field representatives in their efforts to improve performance capabilities at ground level.
By evaluation, we mean the investigation and analysis of merit, worth, significance, effort, practice, method, and approach used in community-based efforts to achieve their stated objectives.
The type of evaluation placed for discussion is an essential TeamMx practice for all Community Build projects and ongoing development work. It’s our way to evaluate specific projects and activities carried out by field units and community groups. It does not involve an organization or a comprehensive community initiative that’s outside the purview of TeamMx responsibility.
We place emphasis on practical, ongoing evaluation that involves field unit staff, community members, and local stakeholders. It offers many advantages for community members and development professionals alike to voice their concerns and ways that they believe will help improve and move projects forward.
The TFPER also provides a framework that promotes a common understanding of program evaluation in ways that make it easier for everyone involved in development work to evaluate their efforts. This process complements program management by:
-Helping to clarify program plans.
-Improving communications among field unit and community members.
-Gathers the feedback needed to improve and be accountable for program effectiveness, understanding that evaluation is not a new activity for those experienced in working to improve their communities.
-Evaluate the merit of our work at all times by asking questions, consult with our partners, make assessments based on feedback, and then use sound judgments to improve workflow.
Stakeholders and community members have a vested interest in the program’s success. They have much to gain from what will be learn from an evaluation and how the knowledge gained can further support their efforts.
Almost everything done in Community Build and accompanying socio-economic development work involves building partnerships and establishing alliances to assist organizations, field units, community members, and others to resolve difficulties that arise from being affected by common problems.
Any serious effort to evaluate a program must consider the different values held by all involved. Therefore, we impose no strict set rules or guidelines on evaluation strategy. Instead, we rely on honest and reliable feedback through joint consultation to evaluate and improve the process.
Stakeholders and communities are part of an ongoing process designed to ensure that all perspectives are taken into consideration. In this way, participants take ownership of the evaluation process and, encouraged by its findings, adopt them to improve their performance to accomplish program objectives.