Trite but true: the job ain’t finished until the paperwork is done.
So, it isn’t enough to establish a successful program that really benefits people. It is also necessary to track progress and plan for the future. Without those two activities, there might not be much of a future.
In the book “Tapping Philanthropy for Development,” Della E. McMillan and Haroon Sseguya describe the lessons learned about tracking and planning from the startup of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) program, a public-private partnership meant to address the root causes of rural poverty in Uganda.
Even though the enterprise was successful, the following emerged as crucial points:
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