Organizational capacity assessment of 120 COs from 10 districts (Achham, Baitadi, Bajhang, Doti, Mahottari, Pyuthan, Ramechhap, Rautahat, Rasuwa and Siraha) formed under PAF programme has been completed by July 2013. A total of 3401 CO members participated in 2-day OCAT workshops. OCAT typically focuses on helping organizations assess seven components of organizational effectiveness – governance, management practices, human resources, financial resources, service delivery, external relations, and sustainability – these are the broadest or highest level of measurement of an organization’s capacity. The OCAT describes the four stages of an organization as Nascent, Emerging, Expanding and Matured.
Based on the application of OCAT, 10% of COs were in nascent stage, 77.5% were in emerging stage and 12.5% were in expanding stage. None of the COs were found to be in matured stage. Along with the application of the OCAT, the satisfaction scorecard was also applied to generate certain information from the COs in relation to the services delivered by the concerned POs. Out of 120 COs, 7.5% COs seemed to be highly satisfied 52.5 % satisfied and 40% COs unsatisfied.
All reports after OCAT were analyzed by an independent consultant. The analysis includes the issues such as reporting of grievances by the CO regarding PAF programs, satisfaction level of the CO towards the service provided by POs, affiliation in networks, determination of organizational development phase of the COs. Similarly, based on the analysis by the consultant, each organization will be provided with two types of capacity development trainings.