Project design and proposal writing are core responsibilities for CRS programming staff and take much investment of our human and financial resources. ProPack (Project Package) has been written specifically for CRS staff to enable us to work in a consistent manner with partners to raise the quality of our planning processes.
ProPack was written to respond to field requests for more support on project design and also to incorporate the new Proframe. ProPack was developed with input from a wide cross-section of CRS staff. They provided information on content and also reviewed and commented on drafts of the document. Many regions have already had training on earlier versions and lessons from there further influenced the final text.
Our intention in writing ProPack is to provide readers with a document that helps them design projects and write proposals. Many of the approaches recommended in ProPack will already be familiar to programming staff. What may be new is how these approaches work together in designing projects that build on CRS values and consider our partnerships, and that are locally appropriate, coherent and likely to achieve positive results.