In a new report series by Accountable Now, Accountability in Focus, we took a closer look at some of the great work being done by our members to strengthen the partnerships they have with local communities and organisations.
It was clear that one organisation’s approach stood out: ChildFund New Zealand’s Road Map approach.
ChildFund NZ’s work is built on partnerships with local organisations and establishing close relationships with the communities they work in. The Road Map approach supports communities in becoming self-reliant, as they create 5-10 year plans which work towards a point where ChildFund NZ can scale back their support to the community. The community creates a schedule of projects to work towards a long-term goal, plans expected costs, and drives implementation. The Road Maps capture all this information and are published within the community to increase transparency and accountability.
In this webinar, we hear from Quenelda Clegg (Director of Programmes, ChildFund NZ) about why and how ChildFund NZ implemented this innovative approach to partnerships: leading to long-term, sustainable and more equal relationships.
You can also read about the approach in ChildFund NZ’s Road Mapping Guidebook which details the purpose and process of the approach.