The development of Strategy 2017-2021 of EECMY- DASSC begins with the commissioning of IIRR to lead the review and strategy development process. The IIRR team started with a review of Strategy 2016 to understand EECMY-DASSC’s performance against set goals, best practices, innovations, lessons, and recommendations that could inform the new Strategy. The outcomes of the review were used as the basis of determining EECMY-DASSC’s future direction. The review of Strategy 2012-2016 and development of Strategy 2021 offered opportunities for joint analysis, reflection and learning of the organization’s achievements, challenges and areas for strategic focus. In each ACO, IIRR engaged teams of experienced staff to facilitate and lead impartial participatory meetings of strategy review process, undertake context analysis and set potential proposal for strategy 2021.
The IIRR teams visited selected project sites, met with community representatives, staff, board members, partner’s and donor representatives and gathered pertinent information that shaped this strategy. They also reviewed various documents and conducted in-depth research to understand context relevant to EECMY-DASSC’s work. In each ACO, the IIRR team facilitated a review and reflection workshops with staff which enabled to reach agreements on critical issues about programs and organization. Finally, the EECMY leaders and management, DASSC Board, senior management, and representatives of development committees made key recommendations of the review processes, which are used as a basis for the formulation of the SP 2021.