The Organizational Capacity and Viability Assessment Tool (OCVAT)

Author:ICF International and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Description:This tool is designed as an assessment of NGO organizational capacity and viability across thirteen capacity areas covering technical and operational functions. It has been adapted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to be used in the organizational development process for local NGOs, community-based organizations, and Foundation affiliates. The tool can be used to conduct assessments of country offices prior to the development of an affiliate, and as an organizational development tool later in the life of the organization. The OCVAT is conducted as a facilitated self-assessment, in conjunction with optional external assessment. It encourages cross-functional discussion on difficult issues in an effective manner.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Routine monitoring
      Health System Level
    • Facility or community
      Assessment Areas
    • HIS governance and leadership
    • HIS management
    • Data management
    • Information products and dissemination
    • Data quality
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Qualitative
      Other Criteria
    • Measures capacity
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