Donor Agencies
We serve as the bridge between donor agencies and their larger goals, and the NGOs at the grassroots level.

Greetings to Donor Organisations Worldwide!

We hope to assist you navigate through our website more effectively, by presenting key services and Focus Areass that would be of relevance to you.

ASK is a trusted partner for several national and international development organisations and donor agencies. We are known to work with professionalism, sound expertise, and integrity, across India and internationally.
Resources are vital for the planning, implementation, and sustainability of any development programme or project. We

appreciate your contributions to the development sector, and understand the value of each Rupee spent. Sound resource allocation, identification of appropriate local partners, and mapping of the progress achieved can be a herculean task. We work with responsibility and accountability to make things simpler for you.

Moreover, we serve as a bridge between the donor agency and its larger goals, and the CBOs and NGOs at the grassroots level, where learning is a key agenda for both. We bring a micro and a macro perspective to the development sector, providing ground realities to donors, and enabling them to make pragmatic and contextually sound decisions. Having gained and shared our experiences of doing so with key donor agencies across the country and internationally, we help build and measure development programmes with synergy and relevance.

Mentioned below are ways in which we believe we could work together. This is a concise list of services specifically for donor agencies. Further details regarding our methodologies, processes, service types, and experience, may be found under the relevant We Offer pages. You may also read more about our perspectives and experience across key socio-economic-managerial domains by visiting our page on Focus Areas.

Services

Selecting Partner Organizations and Organizational Development: Through our rich experience of having worked with CBOs and NGOs across the country, and on numerous developmental issues, we are able to assist donor agencies in selecting partner organisations that would best fit their requirements for programme implementation. We also carry out a comprehensive process of Organizational Assessment, or Pre-Funding Appraisals, enabling donor agencies to make an informed decision. Our role also extends to partnering with selected organisations in helping them develop as institutions by establishing clarity on identity, role, vision, mission, approach, policies, long term objectives and organization structure, through a participatory process.

Trainings & Capacity Building of Partner CBOs & NGOs: As part of our mandate on Capacity Building, we facilitate CBOs & NGOs to build their capacities in a practical and need specific manner, on various managerial approaches that can be applied to programmes across several developmental contexts. These include Results Based management, Rights Based Approach of work, Participatory Methods, among others. Trainings and capacity building processes are also conducted on diverse sectorial issues such as micro-enterprise development, gender & development, disaster risk reduction, and community development, to name a few. Such trainings and capacity building processes equip the organisations to implement assigned programmes with better expertise and the required approach.

Training of Trainers (ToTs): We work directly with donor agencies that wish to develop their internal training capabilities either by grooming individual managers, or setting up internal training departments. At ASK we facilitate the process, while also providing specific trainings to trainers, managers and evaluators on skills and approaches to conducting comprehensive and participatory capacity building exercises at the grassroots level. Our inputs are always customized to be relevant to participants and contexts.

Programme Planning, Evaluation & Studies: We assist donor agencies through all stages of programme planning to implementation and review. At ASK we have a specialized domain for Evaluations & Studies, with professionals possessing cross country and international experience of working on several socio-economic sectors. Our deliverables include need and situation assessments, impact assessments, monitoring and use focused evaluations, process documentation and social research, among others.


We Would Be Happy To Hear From You

At ASK we welcome any queries you may have with regard to our organization, our work and our services. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Phone: 0124 4060353/ 54 Fax: +91 124 4060355 Email: ask@askindia.org