Increasing impact of the work done by many stakeholders requires alignment of efforts and a synergy of what is already going on. Common tools, data, formats and language are important. That is why we developed and are implementing Ins4Outs provides the overview and stimulates collaboration towards common goals, the SDGs.
The goals of the Ins4Outs approach are: 1) improve the planning, execution and monitoring of integrated multidisciplinary activities based on synergy and alignment at various levels of scale, 2) increase efficiencies, and 3) increase impact.
Ins4Outs in practice is a modular framework of three software tools that can be used by different stakeholders: a) the Development Synergy and Alignment Tool (DevSAT), b) the Planning, Monitoring and Reporting module (PMR), and c) the Interactive Theory of Change module (I-ToC).
This new interactive software package has been developed using state-of-the-art technologies, including so-called ‘graph-database’ that are ideally suited to manage highly interconnected data (the same type of database was used to visualize and search through the millions of connections between persons and organisations in the Panama Papers). Interlinkage with IATI is crucial to avoid duplication of efforts.
Since vision setting and the subsequent planning of activities at the household level are crucial in getting progress in development, we also promote the PIP approach. This guides an integrated bottom-up development.
With an overview of ongoing projects, it is possible to create synergy.
Development Synergy & Alignment Tool (DevSAT)
International Aid Transparency Initiative
With using the SDGs set, it is possible to align actions.