On July 26-27, three of MADANI’s local CSO partners – Metamorfosis (Bogor), KOMPIP (Surakarta), and LGPP (Jember) – led a two-day training for nine CSO partners of the USAID LEAN-ON program. The training introduced the LEAN-ON partners to the Organizational Performance Index (OPI), a standardized USAID capacity measurement tool that supports organizations’ ability track their capacity development. The OPI comprehensively assesses organizations’ performance on five domains: efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and resilience. Done regularly, the OPI allows organizations to identify changes in their performance over time and to formulate evidence-based organizational strengthening plans. MADANI introduced the OPI to its local CSO partners in early 2020, and after two annual rounds, they are now becoming mentors to other organizations and projects. With this training, it is hoped that LEAN-ON partners will gain a better understanding of their own organizational capacity needs, and can take action. At the training, MADANI also introduced LEAN-ON partners to the iHub-SimpulMadani digital resource platform, which has training materials linked to the OPI domains.
MADANI’s civil society partners discuss organizational capacity self-assessment tool with LEAN-ON partners
MADANI aims to strengthen local CSOs by providing them with the tools and resources they need to continue their work after the project has ended and to step into leadership roles in local development.