Module 7 Implementation: Timeline, Resources, Execution and Evaluation


It is important to work thinking about the implementation of the CSAP and its continuous evaluation, as well as the development of groups that stimulate this entire process.

A very important aspect is starting from the resources available for the process. Not only economic but also the time available for officials, volunteers, etc. We have to be as realistic as possible so that there is credibility of the people who participate, and so that the objectives can be achieved at least in part. It is not about getting excited at first and then being disappointed for having dreamed too much, but about getting involved when you see that you can gradually achieve objectives for which there are resources.

There are objectives that are long-term and others that we can place in a short term and that can serve as an evaluation measure, to demonstrate that the process is being possible. Medium and long-term objectives are usually the most important to change situations in depth, but short-term ones are important to encourage people to continue. The levels of great distrust from which one usually starts are so high that it is good not to neglect a good balance in programming between the short, medium and long term.

Below are some examples of Timelines for the execution and monitoring of the projects in which the CSAP are specified. Each program or project can start from a reflective Matrix, but end up coordinating with the other Thematic Tables through a timeline of this type so as not to overlap, and also to be able to monitor the execution in quantitative data and quality of the results.

The second timeline responds to the common tasks of the execution of a CSAP. Decision-making, self-training, dissemination or evaluation are aspects of the CSAP that must be done in coordination and with the greatest possible synergy. This way we can reach better quotas of people’s involvement. As it appears in the column on the right, there is a scale of participation, where only at high levels can you see participation with a true leadership role of the people

Example of a neighbourhood