AIPP has undergone an organizational evaluation for its overall activities during the period of 2005-2011. The evaluation carried out in May-June 2011 by a team composed of Ms. Birgette Feiring and Dr. Sumitra M. Gurung has been published in a report titled “Evaluation of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP): 2005-2011 – Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening the Indigenous Movement in Asia”.
The evaluation that came at a critical juncture when new challenges have emerged with the rapid growth of the AIPP was mainly focused on the institutional functioning of AIPP, funded by three donors that provide core funding: Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), and Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC). In addition, the evaluation made an overall assessment of the impact of programs and activities not included in the core funding arrangement.
Among other recommendations, the evaluation points towards two main recommendations, regarding institutional capacity and program consolidation:
- Take immediate action to strengthen prioritization and consolidate institutional capacity to handle the increase in demands and workload;
- Gradually pursue long-term partnerships and funding arrangements that will allow AIPP to respond to the needs and priorities of its constituents in a more systematic and sustainable way.
AIPP wishes to thank all those involved in the organizational evaluation and hope the evaluation will help bolster the achievements made by the AIPP and tackle the challenges that have emerged towards further strengthening the indigenous movement in Asia.
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