Other services rendered by CPA include:
Reviews, Evaluations and Assessments
   
Accompaniment Process

One of the focus areas of CPA is to provide accompaniment service to NGOs. The main objective of Accompaniment process is to assist the NGOs to develop financial management systems in general and development of Governance systems, Internal control systems, designing of Computerization of Accounts, Development of field level systems and integration with systems at Head office of the organization. CPA will provide a handholding support during the Accompaniment process to enable the NGO to implement the suggestions.

Accompaniment process starts with review of existing system and practices of the organization. A team from CPA will visit the organization for the review of systems and to identify the areas to be strengthened. The team will share the finding with the Management and draw an action plan for accompaniment process.

Generally, the accompaniment process will be completed within a period of one year with intervals. Detailed time frame will be worked out in consultation with the NGO on case to case basis. During the accompaniment process, different specialists from CPA will visit the organization to help and support the organization to implement the recommendations made during the review process. This process is participatory in nature involving discussions with Board Memebers, Management & Staff of the organisation at various stages.

The Accompaniment Process will be divided into four stages. As mentioned above the action plan after the review process will be broadly categorized into three major heads. Governance, H.O Systems and Field Level Systems. The accompaniment process will focus on each of these areas on quarterly basis. The flow chart of the Accompaniment Process will be as follows:

During process, the team will assist organization in areas where they are finding difficulty in implementing the recommendations and action plan give in the review report. Trouble shooting of problematic areas will also be done. By and large, this will be a participatory process and handholding will be done to help the organizations to build and develop effective systems and processes within the organization.


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