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A donor’s perspective and experience of process and process monitoring: Ruth Alsop

Introduction This chapter focuses on the expectations and experiences of process monitoring and a process intervention involving a wide and diverse range of people and organisations - both inside and outside of government services. The programme, supported by the Ford Foundation, sought to bring about improvements in the productivity of rainfed farming in the State of Rajasthan in India. It was originally premised on the belief that multiplestakeholder interventions, particularly under the diverse and complex social, economic and physical conditions of rainfed areas, imply a participatory and largely interactive process, as opposed to a conventional 'projectised' approach to intervention. It was also believed that, unless information was available to all actors about the 'process', it would be difficult to create the common knowledge which could form the basis of joint action and aid learning and response as events unfolded.