Monitoring organizational project Evaluating organization programme Reviewing plan of organization Projecting actual business performance
Undertaking regular follow-up and periodic assessment of organizational efforts, plans, programmes, projects and performance in order to further develop forms of action, determine appropriate expertise and overcome obstacles. The assessment process is used to highlight successes and motivate creativity and innovation. Field assessment may be undertaken on a sample of projects, where these are large in number. The monitoring can be internal or by the party undertaking the monitored programme, and external or by an independent body. External monitoring may tend to be less biased.
In 1993, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies expended 247,613 Swiss francs to monitor and evaluate the implementation of its Strategic Work Plan, using the Federation's Monitoring Group.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.