“Doing no harm essentially means that external intervention does not undermine state-building processes. [International actors] can inadvertently do harm when the resources they deliver or the policy reforms they advocate exacerbate rather than mitigate the conditions for violent conflict, or they weaken rather than strengthen the state as a site of decision-making and policy formation over the deployment of public resources”.
“to avoid doing harm by ensuring that our interventions do not sustain unequal power relations, reinforce social exclusion and predatory institutions, exacerbate conflict, contribute to human rights risks, and/or create or exacerbate resource scarcity, climate change and/or environmental damage, and/or increasing communities’ vulnerabilities to shocks and trends. We seek to ensure our interventions do not displace/undermine local capacity or impose long-term financial burdens on partner governments”.
“those who will benefit from the action in the long term at the level of the society or sector at large”.
“Indicators are performance measures, which tell us what will be measured not what is to be achieved”.
“the likely or achieved short-term and medium-term effects of an Action’s outputs”.
“the effect of the project which will be obtained at medium term and which tends to focus on the changes in behaviour resulting from project”.
“may be nested within broader undertakings and may draw on the wider goals of a funder’s programme”.
“groups/entities who will directly benefit from the action at the action purpose level”.
“The purpose of VfM is to develop a better understanding and better articulation of costs and results so that we can make more informed, evidence-based choices.”