A) Introduction and Background
C) Departments and Lines of Action for each Objective, with Concrete Goals
D) Monitoring and Evaluation
E) Budgetary Framework
A) Introduction and Background
Starting with our story
This Strategic Plan recognizes and continues a history of more than 25 years of work for justice and solidarity. A defining element in the development of the plan has been the evaluation of the previous plan from the years 2008-2014. This evaluation was carried out by Michel Tolojanahary between 1/5/2014 and 31/7/2014. During these three months, Tolojanahary verified the available information in the PROYDE Central Headquarters about the realization of this plan: annual plans of action and their evaluations; activity reports; and the intermediate Strategic Plan evaluation report. Additionally, he conducted interviews by means of questionnaires with the department heads, members from the Board of Directors, Regional Delegates and representatives from local partners.
The results of this evaluation can be found in the link on this page.
Remaining Loyal to Our Identity and Upholding the Priorities of La Salle
This plan is made with loyalty to our identity as an NGO connected to the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools – La Salle, which orients and defines our agenda. We remain committed to the objective of the promotion and development of people through education and unite ourselves with a global network that works towards the right to a quality education, especially among those most disadvantaged.
For this reason, there have been important documents during the development of this Plan—such as our statement of Mission, Vision and Values, the conclusions of the 45th General Chapter of the Brothers of La Salle, and the District Chapter ARLEP—that guide its course of action during the period of 2014-2021.
Defining Context of the Plan
We understand that a Strategic Plan can neither be planned nor completed without keeping in mind the reality in which it will be realized. In the case of this Plan, understanding the context and keeping it in mind has become even more relevant for two reasons:
a) The World Agenda for Development is changing
b) The social economic realities and the Cooperation for Development in Spain and in Europe have changed. The World Agenda for Development during the period from 2000 to 2015 has been focused on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, a group of eight basic objectives, or targets, designed to improve the conditions of life and development of the world´s habitants.
During the creation of this Plan, the international community approached a crucial year, 2015, in which it defined a new World Agenda for Development for the period of 2015-2030. This new Agenda will combine the objectives of environmental stability with the objectives of development in a new campaign called the Sustainable Development Goals.
This new agenda has been very present in the development of the Plan since PROYDE will contribute as one small drop in the ocean to the efforts of the global community.
Moreover, the deep economic crisis that Europe and Spain have endured since 2007 has radically modified the social and economic setting in which we will unleash our work. This change has multiple manifestations, but perhaps the two most influential are: 1) the practical disappearance of the public funds dedicated to Cooperation, this being the principal source of finance for developmental NGOs and 2) the change in the social perception of the value of Development Cooperation that has facilitated this dismantling.
In the moment that this Plan was produced, the perception by the Sector of Cooperation has been that the change that has occurred will be maintained into the foreseeable future, or at least during the execution of this Strategic Plan.
Being conscious of the realities in which we are living, we have been obligated to be more realistic and concrete in the content of this Strategic Plan.
Key points about the Development of the Plan
In all the actions that we carry out for the fulfillment of the objectives defined in the present Plan, we will keep a few points in mind that we want all of our work to reflect during these five years.
– We will remain especially attentive to the continent of Africa;
– We will seek through our work, as in the new World Agenda for Development, to join the objectives for the fight against poverty in which we have already been working with the Objectives of Environmental Sustainability;
– We will work so that innovation will always be an element present in the design and realization of our actions and that this realization incorporates mechanisms that allow us to learn from experience.
A Plan that is Accessible and Clear for All People Involved
This has been a specific intention during the development of the Plan and translating it onto paper. For this we have carried out some substantial modifications in respect to the previous Plans. Specifically, in the structure of the plan we have included this introduction that supports several key points for understanding the Objectives and Lines of Action. The Plan has a single block of Objectives, all of them complementary to achieving the advancements that we desire in these coming five years. The Lines of Action have been structured into the Departments of activity in the NGO and goals that contain indicators that permit us to measure their degree of achievement and contribute to the fulfillment of the Objectives. We include, for the first time, a Budgetary Framework that will be a reference for our economic commitments during the period of execution of the Plan. Finally, for all those who work on the Plan and all those who will be affected by its execution or would like to know how it will be executed and what results it will produce, in this Plan we have incorporated, with much enthusiasm for having integrated it into the processes of the organization, a great effort for monitoring and evaluation.
Management of the Strategic Plan. The Plan is the Fruit of a Participatory Reflection.
The preparation of this Plan and its production have been the fruit of a process in which we have been able to incorporate all the groups that participate in the work of PROYDE in one or another form: associates, volunteers, foreign partners, the institution of La Salle and other entities with whom we collaborate.
The process of preparation and development of this plan has had various stages which have prolonged it to a period of one year. The following details the principal milestones of the process.
1. – Preliminary Consultation.
The preliminary consultation was realized by a group of experts, all of whom related to PROYDE but external to the organization. The purpose of the consult was to reflect and contribute ideas to modify the structure and conditions of the Plan with respect to what we have done in our previous Plans. These consultations were focused upon ¨breaking the mold¨ that has been in place for more than 14 years in order to look for another to serve this new time in which we find ourselves.
2. – Evaluation of the previous Strategic Plan.
An analysis of the results was carried out and incorporated as a necessary element to keep in mind during the development of the new Plan.
3. – Participatory process of defining the priorities, necessities and elements for monitoring and evaluating the Plan.
An online questionnaire was designed in Spanish, French and English and was sent to 285 people belonging to all the groups already cited above. The questionnaire permitted an anonymous response in order to facilitate the free expression of opinion. Additionally, it was requested that all the Local Branches of PROYDE meet to work on and respond to the questionnaire as a group.
There were 100 individual responses and 20 collective responses received. The annexes detail those who participated.
The participatory process took place in 15 days for individual responses and in one month for collective responses.
The received responses were organized and studied through comparative analysis of the global response and analysis of the collective response. The results of these analyses were recorded as a document that was delivered to the Drafting Commission of the Plan.
4.— Drafting the Strategic Plan.
The drafting took place in a conference with an external facilitator for a work group that had been previously defined by the Board of Directors and that incorporated the Department Heads of the NGO, a representative from the Regional Offices and Local Branches, and a representative of the Institution La Salle.
5. – Return of results to the participants in the participatory process and PROYDE´s procedures for the process of systemization.
In the conference for drafting the Strategic Plan, the results were returned to the participants in the participatory process as an expression of gratitude as well a form of permitting them to be aware of the results that have influenced this Strategic Plan, which will result in its greater understanding and a better predisposition to participate in its execution.
It was also decided that this process would be the first instance of ¨learning through experience¨ in the Plan, which through the development of an internal procedure will apply in the future production of the Strategic Plan of PROYDE.
6. – Review and approval of the draft of the Plan by the Board of Directors.
The draft of the plan was presented to and reviewed by the Board of Directors on 29/1/2015, who agreed to extend the SP 2008-2014 for a few more months, with the purpose of finishing the composition of a few aspects and presenting them for approval to the General Assembly of Associates on 16/6/2015.
7. – Endorsement of the Plan by the General Assembly of Associates.
The Plan was presented to and approved by the associates of PROYDE in a special session of the General Assembly which took place on 19/6/2015 at the Social Headquarters of PROYDE.
1. Support the Right to Education, prioritizing gender and those most vulnerable.
—Promote projects that encourage the self-sufficiency of Right to Education initiatives, especially for those most vulnerable.
—Promote projects which prioritize access to education for women (girls, mothers, professionals, etc…).
—Promote local capabilities of both individuals and infrastructure in order to contribute to the access of a Quality Education in impoverished countries.
2. Work for the defense and promotion of Children´s Rights.
—Contribute to the guarantee of a Quality Education for each child, with special attention to the children at great social risk: children in a situation of poverty and exclusion; children that suffer any form of violence; child workers; children with disabilities; children in judicial trials, guardianship or sentences.
– Encourage the implementation of new technologies to serve children and adolescents.
– Unite forces in the defense and promotion of Children´s Rights with the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and with other specialized entities like the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE).
3. Promote the work of PROYDE in the network of solidarity, especially with the Lasallian NGO, Lasallian Socio-Educational Work, Universities and inter-congregational initiatives.
– Create effective social advocacy with SED, PROCLADE and REDES.
– Work towards the creation of a La Salle Solidarity network at the global level.
– Work to integrate reality with local and international problems. Collaborate with the Socio-Educational Works of La Salle ARLEP.
– Work to generate alternative solutions by collaborating with Universities of La Salle and others in research, studies, and generation of proposals in fields such as development, consumption, environment, education, etc.
– Support inter-congregational projects and programs of promotion and development, specifically Solidarity with South Sudan.
4. Promote personal and organizational exchanges of ideas to achieve personal and social commitment to promoting and caring for relationships with Local Branches, partners and volunteers.
– Generate a culture of commitment, participation, inclusiveness and solidarity, specifically working to improve communication.
– Strengthen the commitment of volunteers.
– Reinforce mentoring, monitoring and exchange of ideas between individuals and groups.
– Promote Fair Trade and Responsible Consumption.
– Promote Development Education as a key commitment: from education through transmission of messages to education through testimonies and personal experiences.
5. Economic and institutional sustainability as a service to the mission.
– Utilize personal commitment as the source of finance: increase the number of associates.
– Communicate the quality, transparency and transmission of impact as a source of finance.
– Innovate and diversify funding sources: RSE, international donors, marketing though the generation of organization image, systemization and circulation of models of success.
– Integrate and synergize with La Salle and other entities as sources of finance.
C) Departments and Lines of Action for each Objective, with concrete goals
Voluntary Services of Awareness
Department of Development Education
Line of Action (L.A.) 1. Create an annual awareness campaign with the Lasallians NGO, PROCLADE and SED within the priorities of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and in concrete reference to ¨change in patterns of consumption¨ and the ¨Right to Education.
Goal 1: Raise awareness about Responsible Consumption, alternative consumption and the Right to Education in 70,000 families surrounding the Centers of La Salle.
L.A. 2: Create an evaluation of every Awareness Campaign with publication of the results and proposals of concrete actions, such as modification of the campaign materials, methodologies, agents, etc.
Goal 2: At the end of the period of the SP, there will be modifications in conformity with the results of the evaluations, in dialogue with other implicated NGOs, and the necessary aspects of the Awareness Campaigns so that these campaigns can clearly orient themselves towards the achievement of personal commitment.
L.A. 3: There will be systematically presented testimonies about PROYDE´s projects and the reality of impoverished countries through local heads of projects, PROYDE volunteers and others.
Goal 3: There will be at least 6 presentations of testimonies per year—whether through personal, audiovisual, or written means—of which 40% will be realized in the Regional Offices.
L.A. 4: There will be, in addition to the Awareness Campaigns and/or the SP Objectives 1, 2, or 4, actions proposed that invite individuals or groups to undergo experiences that help interiorize and put into practice the messages from the campaign.
Goal 4: At the end of the period of the SP, there will be a group dynamic generated through which the Awareness Campaigns will remain incorporated in concrete practice through messages and proposals, encouraging personal transformation and organization coherence.
L.A. 5: There will be training sessions for Development Education (DE)/Fair Trade (FT) agents in Local Branches and Regional Offices, especially short term and modular agents, so that they can make the most of Local Branches.
Goal 5: There will be at least one specific training action for the SP each year and one at the end of the Plan. At least 50% of teams from Local Branches or personnel from the Educative Center in which they are inserted will have personnel trained specifically in DE/FT.
L.A. 6: There will be an exchange of experiences as well as mentoring by Local Branches to align the actions of DE with the Local Branches’ needs and means, encouraging effective participation with and commitment to DE.
Goal 6: Throughout the period of the SP, there will be at least one meeting for the exchange of experiences with participation open to all members of Regional Offices; at least two regional meetings and the DE team from the Central Headquarters will accompany the work of at least 3 each Local Branches each year.
L.A. 7: There will be actions carried out that promote the creation of synergies and collaborative work towards solidarity and justice with other structures and agents from the Educative Communities of La Salle: teams of Education for Justice, Pastoral Teams, Socio-Educational Work, School for Parents, etc.
Goal 7: a) At the end of the period of the SP, in order to encourage the generation of synergies and collaborative work, one person from the Local Branches at PROYDE will participate in the decision making of the Educative Center La Salle in which the Local Branches is included. This will take place in than 50% of the Regional Offices of PROYDE.
b) At least 3 specific collaborative actions will be from the general or regional work voluntary services.
L.A. 8: Actions will be carried out to foster a culture of commitment at the Regional Offices and Local Branches of PROYDE to Justice and Solidarity, Responsible Consumption, the Right to Education and Children´s rights in a society in which the Educative Communities La Salle operates.
Goal 8: At the end of the SP, 80% of PROYDE´s Local Branches will have taken action outside the Educative Centers and at least 30% of these will be planned through a systematic process.
Department of Fair Trade
L.A. 9: Consolidate the Educative Center´s initiative through FT.
Goal 9: At the end of the SP, PROYDE´s FT network will integrate at least 30 points of sale and other Educative Centers for FT.
L.A. 10: Consolidate the online fair trade store.
Goal 10: The online store will experience sustainable growth throughout the entirety of the SP.
L.A. 11: Implement a specific study of Fair Trade/Responsible Consumption that contributes to the strengthening of the ability of Responsible Consumption to realize social change, collaborating with other entities such as universities and fair trade organizations.
Goal 11: Implement a specific study of Fair Trade/Responsible Consumption.
L.A. 12: Spread FT in the social surroundings of the La Salle Educative Communities, establishing alliances with NGOs such as the ARLEP Lasallians and other La Salle structures, promoting the presence of PROYDE in the setting of Social Economics and Solidarity and in the initiative of Cities for Fair Trade.
Goal 12: At least two new entities from the La Salle setting (NGO, SEW, or other) will be active in FT with the support of PROYDE and PROYDE will be active in at least one Network of Social Economics and Solidarity in the initiative of Cities for Fair Trade.
L.A. 13: Develop the methodology necessary and perform an evaluation of FT at PROYDE, analyzing its economic impact and contribution to personal commitment and organization coherence.
Goal 13: Evaluate the impact of FT at PROYDE.
Department of Social Economic Responsibility (SER)
L.A. 14: Consolidate the activities of SER in PROYDE through the participation of volunteers in Regional Offices and Local Branches and the spread of activity in the Educative Communities and business setting specializing in SER.
Goal 14: a) Following the second year of the SP, there will be a stable team for SER coordination with participation from every Regional Office that designs, executes and evaluates the Annual Plans from the Department.
b) By the end SP period, there will be a specific broadcasting of SER in at least 10 Educative Communities and in 50% of the corresponding Local Branches, relying on volunteers specifically dedicated to SER.
c) There will be participation in at least 2 SER meetings, conferences and seminars a year and maintenance of a stable relationship with at least 4 entities from the sector in which SER works.
L.A. 15: Consolidate the acquisition of resources through SER in a manner that has increasing sustainability throughout the period of the SP.
Goal 15: a) The SER proposal in PROYDE will be submitted to at least 15 new companies each year.
b) The funds raised in SER will grow each year during the period of the SP.
L.A. 16: Diversify collaboration with companies and foster a sense of loyalty by targeting how it will contribute to the company and proposing possibilities of complementary collaboration (projects, voluntary service, DE, etc.) with special attention to small and medium businesses in the surroundings of our Local Branches.
Goal 16: a) There will be at least three initiatives developed to target specifically small and medium businesses, associated or not to our Local Branches.
b) There will be modifications to SER protocol to target the value gained by the company and development of communicative elements and offers to the companies from the perspective of adding value.
L.A. 17: Organize successful models of development in the sector of education by the institution of La Salle to increase knowledge about and recognition of PROYDE, an NGO associated with La Salle, before companies and other donors.
Goal 17: There will be organization of at least two successful models in Development Cooperation that attend to Objectives 1 and 2 of the SP.
L.A. 18: Reach a concession/agreement between PROYDE and the District ARLEP/Sectors so that PROYDE is familiar with the social responsibility reports from the companies contributing to La Salle and, with this information, PROYDE can present to them proposals for mutual collaboration.
Goal 18: At the end of the period of the SP, the Department of SER in PROYDE will present a proposal for collaboration to at least 15 companies contributing to La Salle/ARLEP, based upon information collected from the Corporate Social Responsibility Report from the company.
Department of Studies and Social Advocacy
L.A. 19: Implementation of actions, together with PROCLADE and SED, that mobilize us and our social base and propose concrete, tangible changes towards new of patterns of consumption.
Goal 19: a) At the end of the period of the SP at least 3 actions of mobilization and/or proposals for recuperation in the setting of the individual, organization and the Educative Communities will be carried out.
b) At the least, one of the actions will recognize political changes and will contain dialogue about the political state.
L.A. 20: Actions will be taken to integrate Social Advocacy into the rest of the departments of PROYDE: Projects, DE, FT, Communication and the work in Regional Offices and Local Branches.
Goal 20: a) At the end of the period of the SP, Social Advocacy will be contributed to the Plans of Action for Projects, DE, and FT through studies, production of materials, proposals for mobilization or spread of information.
b) Social Advocacy will be maintained throughout the period of the Plan as, at the least, a monthly presence in PROYDE´s channels of communication.
c) During the course of the SP, the Department of Social Advocacy will set forth, whether internally or in collaboration with REDES, a training program that will reach up to at least 30% of the people in the Local Branches.
L.A. 21: Contribute with leadership to REDES new Political Advocacy strategy with the deadline of 2030.
Goal 21: a) PROYDE will work with REDES´ Political Advocacy and Campaign Group during the course of this SP and in REDES´ Representative Group at least until 2017.
b) PROYDE will participate in the ¨Unite for Justice¨ Coordination Group at least until they launch a joint campaign.
Department of Communication
L.A. 22: At the end of the period of the SP, there will be a consolidated PROYDE Communication Structure and Communication Strategy.
Goal 22: In the annual meetings of the Group of Communication there will be participation from at least 80% of members. Those who are in charge of PROYDE´s communication at a general level, Local Branches and Regional Offices, volunteer groups, etc, will have read and be familiar with PROYDE´s Communication Strategy and other documents produced by the department.
L.A. 23: PROYDE´s Group of Communication will participate in the production of the Annual Plans for Communication.
Goal 23: In the annual meetings of the Group of Communication one of the points of order for the day will be the production of the Annual Plan and the proposal of actions for the following year.
L.A. 24: The means of PROYDE´s communication, specifically those that are broadcasted through the internet, will be optimized to efficiently target social bases and society in general. They will apply methods for monitoring and will optimize the most favorable results.
Goal 24: During the entirety of the Strategic Plan methods will be implemented to analyze PROYDE´s communication on the internet. The results of these analyses will serve to adapt our proposals and means of communication.
L.A. 25: The internal communications in PROYDE will be realized regularly through institutional mail and the appointed services: Drive, Calendar, etc.
Goal 25: At least 50% of the Local Branches will utilize, habitually, institutional mail in its internal and external communication. All documents related to PROYDE are available to delegations and departments in the Institutional Drive.
L.A. 26: The associates, volunteers, and collaborators of PROYDE will regularly receive information about PROYDE and its activities through email.
Goal 26: More than 50% of the associates, volunteers and collaborators will receive institutional communications from PROYDE through automatic emails. At least half of those who receive these communications will open them for reading.
L.A. 27: The Department of Communication will place priority in informing PROYDE´s social platforms and society in general about PROYDE´s commitments and actions relative to the Right to Education and the priority of gender and those most vulnerable in our projects.
Goal 27: During the period of the SP, PROYDE´s methods of communication will reflect the most significant projects accomplished. At the least, every 6 months there will be notifications or other publications on the institutional website (and social networks) related to this subject.
L.A. 28: In the annual plans, the Department of Communication will pay special attention to the involvement of PROYDE in Children´s Rights.
Goal 28: Each year, PROYDE´s methods of communication will reflect International Days that promote Children´s Rights. There will always be a reference to the significant Development Projects that demonstrate PROYDE´s involvement.
L.A. 29: The networks of solidarity in which PROYDE participates (NGO Lasallians, SEW, REDES, Universities, etc), or those in which it will integrate itself in the future, will have imperative coverage in the actions of the Department of Communication.
Goal 29: Each year, there will be at least one notification related to PROYDE´s involvement that appears in PROYDE´s methods of communication and in each network in which PRYODE participates.
L.A. 30: The Department of Communication will promote, in its field of work, personal and social exchange of ideas in order to generate a culture of commitment, participation, brotherhood, welcome, etc. in the social bases of PROYDE.
Goal 30: The information broadcasted by PROYDE will always be in defined within the frame of spreading its Mission, Vision, and Values.
L.A. 31: The Department of Communication will participate in institutional economic sustainability in service of the mission of PROYDE. It will pay special attention to the quality, transparency, and impact of PROYDE and will contribute resources to innovate and diversify its sources of finance.
Goal 31: During annual scheduling, initiatives will be collected that improve the participation of PROYDE´s social bases in economic sustainability and the association. There will be special attention paid to the Crowdfunding of Projects and Social Responsibility.
Department of Human Resources and Economics
Department of Voluntary Services
L.A. 32: Actions will be realized that contribute to welcoming volunteers, their mentorship and full experience of their commitment while they contribute to creating a culture of welcome, participation and personal care in the organization.
Goal 32: a) There will be put into action at least two specific initiatives for recognizing local volunteers and their work.
b) There will be a pilot experience about theoretical methodology—the practice of welcome and accompaniment in PROYDE´s Central Headquarters. A replication will be organized and proposed in the Local Branches.
c) There will be specific awareness, by means of concrete actions and training courses, of the International Cooperation Volunteers that PROYDE promotes.
L.A. 33: Revision and improvement of training for Short Term International Voluntary Service and Local Voluntary Service and its application in practice, incorporating mentorship.
Goal 33: a) There will be modifications of the current training of Short Term International Voluntary Services in order to update its contents to include Children´s Rights and gender equality, changes in methodology and incorporation of mentorship.
b) At the end of the period of the SP, there will be generalized training carried out in the Regional Offices and Local Branches. At least 80% of the Local Branches will have on annual training session.
L.A. 34: Develop a unified proposal for the geographic surroundings of PROYDE´s ¨Small People¨ Voluntary Services, including specific training, attention to the mentoring figure, the parents, and a similar process from the publication of the offer until the final evaluation and the strategy of continued commitment.
Goal 34: At the end of the period of the SP there will be put into action a unified proposal of ¨Small People¨ Voluntary Services.
L.A. 35: Strengthen the offer of Long Term International Voluntary Service so that there may be an effective response to the needs of our local partners and so that it may be accessible to more people.
Goal 35: a) By the end of the period of the SP there will be prepared an alternative training program taught by the Missionary Training School, whether its own or shared with other entities.
b) There will be development of a proactive proposal system for the offers of Voluntary Services received in PROYDE.
L.A. 36: Promote, in conjunction with Socio-Educational Works (SEW), the offer of Lasallian Voluntary Services, collaborating in its training and organization of good practices as identified in the Lasallian setting.
Goal 36: a) There will be completed a mapping of Lasallian Voluntary Services that offers both SEW and PROYDE participation with the Lasallians NGO.
b) Throughout the period of SP, there will be development of at least 3 joined initiatives that promote the voluntary service.
L.A. 37: Contribute, in conjunction with the entities of REDES, the promotion and improvement of Development Cooperation Voluntary Services, including the improvement of the 2015 Regulation of the Laws of Volunteerism.
Goal 37: PROYDE will maintain its participation in REDES´ Group of Voluntary Services and Training during the entirety of the SP.
L.A. 38: There will be a study of PROYDE´s Local Voluntary Services that contemplates, at the least: the profile of volunteers; the impact of its activity; the degree of integration by collective (international volunteers, professors, parents, associates, etc); and proposals for improvement.
Goal 38: There will be a study completed of PROYDE´s Local Voluntary Services.
L.A. 39: There will be actions completed in order to diversify the offers of PROYDE´s Voluntary Services and make them more accessible to a greater number of people.
Goal 39: By the end of the period of the SP there will be put in place, at least, a new proposal for Voluntary Services and/or there will be introduced variations on some of the existing that demonstrate efficacy in the increasing number of volunteers that participate.
Department of Associates and Benefactors
L.A. 40: There will be actions completed regarding the recruitment of associates and continual of improvement of the management of associates, laying down messages of personal commitment and the quality of this source of finance.
Goal 40: a) At the end the SP there will be a 50% increase in number of associates in respect to that of 31/12/2014.
b) The consequences of the management of associates will be less than 4% the total at the end of each year of the SP.
L.A. 41: Actions will take place to increase the diversification of the sources of finance and innovative initiatives will be implemented for raising funds.
Goal 41: a) There will be completed, at the end of the SP, at least two innovative initiatives for raising funds.
b) By the end of the SP the funding from the business sector will be, at a minimum, 20% of the total of PROYDE´s own resources.
Department of Administration and Accounting
L.A. 42: Continuity will be given to the efforts of the SP 2008-2014 with the realization of new actions to improve the quality and transparency of economic management and activity.
Goal 42: a) During the period of the SP, PROYDE will submit at least 2 analyses and certifications of its management and activity: CONDGE (Coordinadora de ONG para el Desarrollo de España) and Foundation Loyalty.
b) During the execution of the SP, the department of Administration and Accounting will complete a report of the economic situation at a minimal trimester period for the Treasurer and Director.
c) There will be carried out at least one initiative to improve the information that the associates and benefactors receive from PROYDE.
L.A. 43: Actions will be realized to push ethical banks, particularly FIARE Ethical Bank, to promote personal commitment and organizational coherence.
Goal 43: a) During the execution of the SP, PROYDE will study the possibility of transferring completely or partially its economic-financial operations to the FIARE Ethical Bank.
b) During the execution of the SP, PROYDE will study the possibility of making safe investments through the Christian Brothers Investment Services inc. (CBIS) for the benefit of social objectives.
Department of Development Cooperation
Department of Programs and Cooperation Projects
L.A. 44: Projects will be prioritized in the following sectors of involvement and with a focus based upon guaranteeing Human Rights: Education, Childhood and Food Sovereignty. Additionally, they will contribute, if possible, to the other objectives that have been defined in the Agenda for Development post 2015.
Goal 44: a) At the least, 80% of the projects completed will be directed to the prioritized sectors of intervention.
b) At the least, 80% of the projects will be directed to guaranteeing Children´s Rights and will influence the rights concretely described in Objective 2 of the SP.
L.A. 45: Priority will be given to the following sectors of the populations in vulnerable situations: childhood, adolescence, women, rural populations and indigenous peoples.
Goal 45: At the least, 90% of projects realized will take place in the prioritized sectors of the population.
L.A. 46: All projects in impoverished countries in which PROYDE has a trajectory of work will be addressed, giving special attention to those in which our local associates favor actions of self-sufficiency and sustainability in the currently prioritized sectors and populations.
Goal 46: Within the projects pushing for self-sufficiency and sustainability, 80% will be directed towards guaranteeing the Right to Education for those most vulnerable.
L.A. 47: There will be a special push given to those projects that integrate the empowerment of women through its actions.
Goal 47: a) Projects will be promoted that push for equitable access to a Quality Education for girls and women.
b) Projects will be promoted that improve the capabilities of women to participate in the educative environment, in productive projects and as agents of development.
L.A. 48: The quality of work will be strengthened through collaboration with local associates or partners, supporting, most of all, their local processes for strengthening.
Goal 48: a) The department will participate in the processes of improving local capacities and/or local structures for the realization of projects.
b) The department will support training programs suggested by local associates.
c) The department will establish conventions and long term agreements with all local associates and will strengthen the integration in the current local priorities.
d) The department will improve the administrative and institutional information of local associates in PROYDE´s database.
L.A. 49: There will be a strengthening of work within networks for the realization of projects.
Goal 49: a) There will be an establishment of a committee with other NGOs, especially those of La Salle and REDES, for projects and the support of projects with a character of inter-congregational management.
b) There will be participation in projects of the La Salle of Solidarity network at a global level once it has been created.
L.A. 50: Work with and consolidate strategies related to private, local and international alternatives for the funding of projects.
Goal 50: a) At the least, 35% of the projects managed will targeted at private, local or international alternatives of funding.
b) There will be an drive towards the Crowdfunding of small projects through our own platform and that of others.
L.A. 51: There will be the creation of, in collaboration with the Department of Communication, actions of improvement, strengthening and innovation in the communication related to the projects.
Goal 51: a) There will be special emphasis given to communication about the impact of projects in the long term with La Salle´s work.
b) There will be actions implemented for transparent communication, broadcasting and information for benefactors about the projects.
c) There will be updated information about the projects on PROYDE´s institutional website.
L.A. 52: Strengthen and improve the work and the communication of the Local Branches of PROYDE.
Goal 52: a) There will be improved communication with the responsible Delegates from each Local Branch in relation to the management of projects and there will be management of concrete, clear and current information from each of the offices.
b) The Delegates will facilitate precise, timely dialogue with local, regional and autonomous financial entities.
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L.A. 53: Actions will be completed to promote participation of associates and volunteers in both the making of decisions and the assumption of responsibilities and tasks.
Goal 53: At the end of the period of the SP, there will have been put into action at least 3 initiatives or mechanisms of participation proposed by the volunteers and/or associates.
L.A. 54: There will be measures implemented to promote personal and group exchange in the organization that permit the spread of innovation and good practices of those who work in PROYDE.
Goal 54: a) During the period of the SP, there will be a minimum of 5 conferences held in Local Branches, either at the regional or national level.
b) At the end of the period of the SP there will exist a proven and reliable system to provide information about the actions and activities that the Local Branches accomplish.
L.A. 55: Measures of mentoring will take place for those working in the Local Branches.
Goal 55: a) The Regional Delegates will visit all the Local Branches, as a minimum, once a year.
b) The members of the Management Committee and/or the teams of the department, in coordination with the Regional Delegates, will complete at least one concrete action each year of listening to and accompanying the people that work in the Local Branches.
L.A. 56: Actions will take place that promote the coordination, communication and synergies between Local Branches, Regional Offices and the central headquarters.
Goal 56: a) At the end of the Plan, there will be at least one mechanism put into action specifically for strengthening the coordination, communication and synergies between Local Branches, Regional Offices and the central headquarters.
b) At the end of the period of the SP, all PROYDE’s Local Delegates will take part in a dialogue between: the appropriate branch of the Institution La Salle, PROYDE’s Regional Office and the person or group themselves.
c) At the end of the period of the SP, at least 50% of the Local Branches will have a Plan of Action for the year based upon PROYDE’s annual Plan of Action and it will be evaluated.
L.A: 57: There will be measures carried out which contribute to the continual improvement in the Local Branches of shared responsibility and transparent management of financial resources.
Goal 57: At the end of the period of the Plan, a protocol will be developed, approved and issued that has a
guiding character of transparent judgments of management and responsible use of economic resources.
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L.A. 58: Collaboration will take place with other the structures and the solidarity of La Salle at a global level in order to contribute to the creation of a network of Lasallian entities of solidarity at a global level.
Goal 58: a) At the end of the period of the SP there will be an judiciary entity for solidarity in the Lasallian region of Africa and Madagascar (RELAF).
b) There will be at least one initiative created in relation to the Lasallian Latin American Region (RELAL) and, at a minimum, another with a global character.
L.A. 59: There will be collaboration in the consolidation of the NGO RELEM association through concrete projects, common DE initiatives and voluntary work.
Goal 59: a) PROYDE will collaborate with NGO and RELEM on the Fratelli Project with attention to Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
b) There will be collaboration on at least one common initiative for promotion and support of voluntary work.
c) There will be participation in at least one common DE school campaign by at least two countries from RELEM.
L.A: 60: There will be actions carried out to consolidate the collaboration with the network of the La Salle socio-educational works, promoting the idea of global citizenship committed to justice and solidarity.
Goal 60: At the end of the SP there will be collaboration towards creating a common logo for all the Lasallian structures of ARLEP that work for Justice and Solidarity.
L.A. 61: There will be measures taken that promote the collaboration of PROYDE with universities and in particular those from the network UniLasalle.
Goal 61: At the end of the period of the SP, there will be formal agreements and common actions completed in the fields of research and training with at least 12 universities.
L.A. 62: There will be actions carried out to contribute to the 2015-2019 District Plan in collaboration with the Lasallian NGOs, in justice, solidarity, training, SER, etc.
Goal 62: At the end of the period of the SP, PROYDE will have contributed to the fulfillment of at least the following Objectives from the District Plan: 3.5., 4.6., 4.7., and 5.4.
PA 63: There will be measures taken in collaboration with the NGO sector: CONGDE, Autonomous Coordinators and the State Coordination of Fair Trade (CECJ).
Goal 63: During the execution of the SP, PROYDE will participate actively in at least one Group of Work from CONGDE, in at least two groups of work from the Autonomous Coordinators where we are present and in CECJ.
D) Monitoring and Evaluation
For the execution of the Strategic Plan there will be annual plans conducted that complement the Lines of Action envisaged, while allowing continuous monitoring of the degree of implementation of the Plan and its digressions. These annual plans, which have also been an instrument in the execution of the old Strategic Plans, have been maintained after having been part of the evaluation of the 2008-2014 plan, and have shown that Annual Plans have been very useful in the different voluntary services of work to guide and control the execution of the Strategic Plan.
The Annual Plans will be approved by the General Assembly as proposed by the Board of Directors in the month of February each year. The Board of Directors will control the execution of these plans through two monitoring reports in May and September and a final report in January of the following year. These reports will be developed by the Management Committee with collaboration from the Department Heads and the Regional Delegates.
Evaluations of the Strategic Plan
An intermediate report of the Strategic Plan will be produced in the middle of its execution. At the conclusion of the execution of the Plan there will be another final evaluation report.
In both cases there will be an external assessment completed on the basis of terms of reference that may be developed by the NGO itself.
The reports of both evaluations will be publicized and will be spread, at the least, through PROYDE’s web page.
Evaluations of Impact
There will be two Impact Assessments of the Projects and Development Cooperation Programs corresponding to the following periods:
-2011 to 2015
-2016 to 2019
Both evaluations will be conducted by PROYDE itself through a survey taken by the local heads for the projects already verified.
The reports of both evaluations will be publicized and will be spread, at the least, through PROYDE’s web page.
These assessments should include, in accordance with the Plan’s objectives, an analysis of the impact on women.
Other Specific Evaluations
PROYDE will create an Internal Evaluation of its ability to promote personal commitment through the integration of the analysis of the impact of the Lines of Action in the Plan that answer:
—Commitment to Fair Trade – Responsible Consumption.
—Commitment to the construction of a more just society: Social Advocacy.
—Commitment though Voluntary Service.
The reports of both evaluations will be publicized and will be spread, at the least, through PROYDE’s web page.
E) Budgetary Framework
The budgetary execution of the Plan will comply with the following budgetary guidelines:
—The percentage of funds for PROYDE´s purposes will be at a minimum 90% of the total funds.
—The percentage of funds used for Objectives 1 and 2 of the Plan will be at least 75% of the total funds.
—The percentage of funds used for Lines of Action in the Department of Fair Trade – Responsible Consumption will be at least 3% of the total funds.
—The percentage of funds used for Lines of Action from the Department of Voluntary Services will be a maximum of 10% of total funds.
—The percentage of organizational funds in respect to raised funds will be at a minimum 20%.
Compliance with this Budgetary Framework will be evaluated at the end of the period of the Plan, although its implementation will be monitored throughout the Annual Plans.