ConsultIPA - a pro-bono initiative by IPA Colombia
ConsultIPA is IPA Colombia's pro-bono initiative that aims to guide small nonprofit organizations in their design, refinement, or implementation of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) system.
Any organization, be it large or small, that wants to learn and base its decisions on data and evidence, needs a right-fit MEL system that is also based on a clear Theory of Change. For this reason, IPA Colombia founded ConsultIPA in 2021; a pro-bono consultancy focused on program monitoring, evaluation, and learning for nonprofit organizations.
The beneficiary organization of this consultancy (one organization per year), is accompanied by a team of IPA volunteers in diagnosing its monitoring and evaluation needs through the design or refinement of its Theory of Change, and receives a series of recommendations to establish a MEL system that guides the organization's work using evidence. The IPA team will also offer technical assistance during the first phases of implementation of the organization's projects or of its MEL Plan. Our main goal is for this consultancy to strengthen the work of the organization in its target community.
These were ConsultIPA’s previous selected organizations; you can read more about the first editions of ConsultIPA here.
2021: Fundación Iguaraya
2022: Fundación Planeta Rural
If you are interested in being part of ConsultIPA 2023, please submit your application following this link: ConsultIPA 2023 application (in Spanish).