Policies, Guides & Forms

Would you like to become a MISEREOR partner? Are you a partner looking for more information or a particular form? Here you will find a wide range of policy documents, guidelines, and forms on different topics:


Project Applications

Guidelines for the Submission of Funding Requests to MISEREOR

Guideline

MISEREOR receives donations and subsidies from public and Church funds for its project promotion activities. As MISEREOR is accountable to its funders and donors, we require the following information on the organisations and projects we are requested to support...

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Guidelines for Narrative and Financial Reporting to MISEREOR

Guideline

Project reporting is designed to benefit first and foremost the target groups themselves. It should enable them to review changes that they faced or that they themselves brought about through the project, to draw comparisons between what was planned and what was actually achieved, and to reflect on what all this means for further work.

At the same time MISEREOR is accountable to its funders and donors. This is why we require the information specified below on the projects we support.

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Special Requirements Relating to the Objectives and Indicators in Funding Requests and Narrative Reports

Guideline

The project objective(s) have to be formulated such that they are achievable by the end of the funding period. They should therefore clearly and realistically describe the effects that are to be achieved by the end of that period...

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Narrative and Financial Reporting

Statement of Receipts and Payments

Form

Please fill in the appropriate form and send it back to MISEREOR or Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe e.V. (KZE) (The German Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, regd.)

Reporting to MISEREOR
Reporting to KZE

Statement of Receipts and Payments - USD and national currency

Form

Please fill in the appropriate form and send it back to MISEREOR or Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe e.V. (KZE) (The German Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, regd.)

Reporting to MISEREOR
Reporting to KZE

Request for Disbursement of Next Instalment

Form

Please fill in the appropriate form and send it back to MISEREOR or Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe e.V. (KZE) (The German Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, regd.)

Reporting to MISEREOR
Reporting to KZE

Acknowledgement of Receipt

Form

By sending this Acknowledgement of Receipt the recipient confirms to MISEREOR / Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe e.V. (KZE) (The German Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, regd.) that the funds released were duly received in accordance with the Disbursement Notice.

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Auditing Contract

Form

In accordance with the Project Contract the purpose of this auditing contract is to furnish Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe e.V. (KZE) (The German Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, regd.) or MISEREOR with objective proof of the proper and correct use of the funds made available to the project, based above all on a thorough examination of all accounts.

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General Policies for Project Funding

Guidelines on transparency and on dealing with cases of embezzlement or corruption

Guideline

In the development cooperation measures for which it is responsible, MISEREOR – the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation – also assumes responsibility for the appropriate implementation of the projects supported. With regard to the donations and tax monies with which it is entrusted, MISEREOR is therefore committed to accountability, transparency and participation, and to fighting all forms of embezzlement, diversion of funds for other than the intended purposes and corruption...

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Participation in the Work of MISEREOR

Discussion Paper

MISEREOR has always seen participation of the poor, their access to public services, economic resources and political decision-making processes, as an indispensable element of poverty alleviation. Participation is at the same time a goal, a principle and an instrument of development cooperation designed to sustainably improve the living conditions and the dignity of the poor. This comprehensive understanding of participation is rooted in the call for social justice and the preferential option for the poor, which are guiding principles of Christian social ethics...

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Partnership with Asia and Oceania

Orientation Framework

Since 1958 MISEREOR has been cooperating with partners in Asia and Oceania. Working in a spirit of partnership has been a guiding principle from the outset: our partners in Asia and Oceania are themselves best placed to analyse the specific challenges and then to plan and implement corresponding responses. We seek an open dialogue with our partners that permits criticism from both sides and the sharing of experience.

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Supporting the autonomy of poor target groups

Information Document

At MISEREOR we promote projects that support poor and disadvantaged people in Africa, Asia and Latin America in becoming autonomous. In this context we need to ask how we and how you – our partner organisation – define the “autonomy of poor target group”. How is this strengthening of autonomy reflected in the projects?
We would like to use this information document to dialogue with you, so that we can compare notes and exchange ideas on the autonomy of poor target groups.

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Education

Education - Funding Priorities for Africa and the Middle East

Policy

The aim of these promotion priorities is to determine MISEREOR’s contribution to education in Africa in the context of its limited resources and to provide the staff of MISEREOR’s Africa Department with relevant policy information to help them in their daily project processing and dialogue with our overseas partners.

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Vocational Training and Microbusiness - Funding Priorities for Africa

Policy

Funding Priorities regarding:

  • Goal
  • Direct Target Group
  • Indirect Target Group
  • Fields of Promotion
  • ...
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Boarding Schools

Guideline

Essential considerations and suggestions regarding funding requests.

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Training for Self-Employment

Publication

From an offer to a demand orientated vocational training.

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Elements to be included in an annual report on a professional training project

Guide

The annual project report should be written by the responsible project personnel so that they are able to get an insight into the progress, the difficulties, and the future perspectives of the project. Hence, intentions, ambitions and plans are minor priorities. Requested is a stocktaking of the year to be reported on.
For professional training projects/programmes, the following elements should be included...

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Follow-Up Statistics for Ex-Trainees

Form

The aim of vocational training projects is to secure occupation and income. Follow-up statistics serve the purpose of finding out what kind of work the ex-trainees do after leaving the training institution and how much income  they have as compared with the income they had before undergoing the training. Follow-up statistics are thus a good measuring instrument for the efficiency of a vocational training course.

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HIV/Aids

Responding to HIV/AIDS

Guide

The guide provides comprehensive information on HIV/AIDS mainstreaming and assists project staff to identify ways to effectively address the root causes of HIV infection and to mitigate the effects of HIV and AIDS on their core activities. It also addresses HIV and AIDS issues concerning staff within an organization.
The guide was developed and revised in conjunction with Misereor partners in the South. Many of the examples and explanations were taken from African contexts; nevertheless the guide is designed to be used also in Asian and Latin American countries. Therefore you will also find references to non-African countries in this guide.

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Comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

Good practice examples from India

India has the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world. Misereor supports Indian partner organisations dealing with development work and health care services. Misereor aims to strengthen partner organisations to deliver good-quality health services where it is needed most.

This document gives an overview of the HIV epidemic in India and describes good practice examples in comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, focusing on cen-tres providing medical and community care. These three community care centres (two in Andhra Pradesh and one in Tamil Nadu) are members of the Catholic Health Association of India, who is supported by Misereor. For each of these centres, it describes the history and current activities, illustrated by stories of the centre’s staff and the patients, who benefit from their services. The document ends by identifying some key aspects, which have led to the centres’ success.

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Promising responses to HIV and AIDS in agriculture, rural development, self-help and social protection

Guide

This document was conducted as a desk study and provides useful information and practical examples of responses to HIV and AIDS in the fields of agriculture, rural development, self-help and social protection. It aims to invite Misereor partners and others working in these fields to reflect on their current approaches and to encourage them to respond, in their core business, to the challenges presented by HIV and AIDS.

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Information about HIV and AIDS in local languages

In Malawi, as in many other African countries, there is still a serious lack of information about HIV and AIDS, sex and gender issues, especially in local languages. The Misereor partner Youth Activists Initiative Organisation (YAIO) decided to confront this problem head-on. Their motto "Developing Creative Minds" is an apt description of their ideals.

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Water

Promotion Guidelines for Water Programmes and Projects in Africa

Guideline

For a number of years, there has been an ongoing debate within MISEREOR concerning the preparation of promotion guidelines for various sectors. The following guidelines have now been established for the promotion of programmes and projects in the water sector in Africa, one of the key segment of MISEREOR's promotion.
The promotion of water programmes in Africa will be oriented towards newly-defined goals and quality criteria. The latter should be discussed with our partner organisations so as to adapt them to the respective country contexts.

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Construction

Special Rules Concerning Building Projects

Guideline

...regarding

  • Inviting tenders
  • Contract documents
  • Interim reporting
  • Alterations
  • Final reporting
  • The final Statement of Receipts and Payments
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Adobe - anti-seismic construction handbook

Handbook

The aim of this handbook is to assist engineers and the population at large in repairing houses correctly.

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Manual "Adobe production"

Handbook

This manual was designed for builders, technicians and other professionals involved in rural housing development programmes in humid tropical climates.

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Rehabilitation - anti-seismic construction handbook

Handbook

After an earthquake many houses resist well or suffer some damage which can be repaired without needing to demolish the house. The aim of this handbook is to assist engineers and the population at large in repairing houses correctly.

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Wattle & Daub - anti-seismic construction handbook

Handbook

The aim of this construction handbook is to provide theoretical and technical support for use by building engineers, construction workers and all those who decide to build their own house.

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Evaluation & Focus on Effects
How and why does MISEREOR constantly evaluate programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania?
Cost and Financing Plan
A sample to be filled in by our partners.

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