Initially designed to be used by the tasks officers of the World Bank or similar institutions, others may adpat this toolkit to their specific purposes. The toolkit provides tools to assess and build the capacity of countries to ensure safety nets. Safety Nets are mechanisms that mitigate the effects of poverty and other risks on vulnerable households. Their effectiveness and efficiency depend on their accessibility, coverage, targeting, and the actual benefit amonf others. All of these elements depend upon the institutional and organizational design and environment of the programs.
Based on Universalia's innovative and thoroughly tested model for organizational evaluation (the IOA Model), this self-assessment guidebook (can be read online, downloaded, and even ordered) provides tools and tips that go beyond measuring the impact of programs, products, and services. The tools integrate techniques of formative assessment, in which the assessment team becomes involved in helping its organization become more effective in meeting its goals.