Overview of the Asia PQWG


The objective of the Asia PQWG is to share and drive program quality initiatives in Asia. The group has a specific focus on operationalizing the program approach in Country Offices in Asia.

Membership


There is a steering committee for this group. They are:
  • Natalie Hicks - DRD/PQ
  • Michael Drinkwater - PIKL
  • Jamie Terzi - ACD Afghanistan
  • Alex Maclean - ACD Laos - CARE Australia
  • Diawary Bouare - ACD Nepal
  • Ashika Serasundara - Dir. PQL Unit Sri Lanka
  • Cathy Emery - PQI Director Mekong Countries - CARE Australia
  • Peter Newsum - CD Vietnam - CARE Australia


Meeting Frequency


There are two meetings per fiscal year, which bring together program staff (managers and ACDs) from all CARE countries in Asia. Between meetings, the wider group tries to share learning and experiences on Program Quality and the program approach faced by each country office.


Meeting Resources


This team has played an important role in initiating a variety of cross-country exchanges and sharing, as well as a common regional PQ agenda. Below are documents shared after the ARMU PQ meeting in September 2008:
Description
Link to Document
Briefly presents CARE Bangladesh thinking and approach to move towards program-shift. Work in progress
The shift to a programmatic approach_A case from CARE Bangladesh.doc
Explains some of the frequently asked questions raised by CARE Bangladesh staff members while moving towards the p-shift journey. Work in progress
Frequently asked questions on impact statements - Jan3-2008.doc
Proceedings of the 5th Asia Program Quality Meeting - January 2008
5th Asia Program Quality Meeting.doc
Guidebook developed for program designers and managers as they integrate M&E systems into their programming and for organizational learning. It has, however, tried to consider program initiatives and M&E requirements unique to CARE-Bangladesh. Work in progress
M&E and Organizational Learning _ Guidelines.doc
Very tentative action plan for SFO prepared by Sunamgonj team. Work in progress
Draft action plan.xls
Revised Strategic Program Framework
Revised Strategic Planning Framework_Jan 2008.doc
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7th Asia Program Quality Working Group Meeting


Following on from the 7th Asia Program Quality Working Group meeting held in Hanoi in March 2009, I am happy to share the final report with you.


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