Valuing leadership: impact review of selected Leadership Development Initiatives
15 May 2018
As a global alliance of civil society organisations, ‘southern leadership and shared responsibility’ has always been part of the Alliance’s principles, although articulated differently at different times. During an annual meeting of Alliance Linking Organisations (February 2017) it was felt that, before defining the future of ‘southern leadership’, there should be a review of the impacts and benefits of the leadership development initiatives undertaken in the last decade.
The purpose of this impact review is to help define the Alliance’s approach to leadership development, to consider how to put it into practice and ensure accountability, and to identify what types of support have the greatest impact, and should therefore be prioritised.
The review’s approach was largely qualitative since quantitative data is only available for cost and coverage. Independent consultant Graham Smith conducted a desk review and a series of 15 interviews.