GOAL takes an integrated, systems approach to our work, recognising that singular solutions are rarely adequate to deal with the complexity of the challenges faced.
Underpinning this approach is a focus on the development of our learning, monitoring and evaluation activity, using the evidence and data from our programme work to inform our strategy, decision making and contribution to the wider field of humanitarian and development work.
GOAL is committed to having a culture of evidence-based learning and accountability.
We have strong and robust Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning functions at HQ and country levels to support this.
The MEAL function systematically tracks and reports programme results to GOAL and our donors as well as supporting evidence-based strategic planning, innovation and organisational growth and adaption. Our “Plan - Do – Reflect” approach drives programme quality through a mix of result-based and adaptive management. This enables the most effective use of funds to address the challenges facing vulnerable communities.
GOAL also works to ensure programme participant and community accountability is core to organisational programming from planning through implementation and review. As part of our approach to learning and accountability, GOAL publishes a selection of its most important technical approaches, learning documents, reports and evaluations and reports online.
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CLA for COVID-19
Giving Communities the Power to Fight COVID-19
The Community Led Action (CLA) approach is based on the premise that communities have the power and the agency to stop the spread of COVID-19. It recognises that in every society, communities can and do modify norms, beliefs and behaviours in response to the conditions around them, and that their collective local actions are at the heart of an effective COVID-19 response.
CLA Community Mobilisers (CMs) working in pairs and within their own communities enables small neighbourhood units to do their own appraisal and analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects and likely future impact if no local action is taken. This helps people understand the urgency and the action they can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to ‘trigger’ a collective desire to develop a Neighbourhood Unit Action Plan.
Nutrition Impact and Positive Practice
GOAL designed the Nutrition Impact and Positive Practice (NIPP) approach as a gendered, grass-roots approach, directly tackling a package of the underlying behavioural causes of malnutrition, irrespective of the particular manifestation.
The ability of communities within complex systems to anticipate and adapt to risks, and to absorb, respond and recover from shocks and stresses in a timely and effective manner without compromising their long term prospects, ultimately improving their well-being.
Inclusive Societies Progressing in Resilient Economies
For GOAL climate change is a reality that affects the most vulnerable and disadvantaged population. Its effects on food security, agricultural and forestry economy drive migration to urban areas and cross-border migration, creating a new phenomenon of economic injustice and social discrimination.
GOAL believes that the construction and connection of rural economies with inclusive markets is an opportunity to increase climate resilience, food and nutrition security.
Resilience for Social Systems
‘R4S’ or Resilience for Social Systems is an approach developed by GOAL for analysing the resilience of socioeconomic systems.
GOAL recognizes that societies are made up of socio-economic systems which service the needs of their populations and that addressing recurrent crises and effectively building resilience requires an integrated systems approach.
R4S is an innovative approach to design and guide interventions which aim to work towards more resilient and inclusive societies using systems thinking and social & behaviour change techniques.