Choosing the project’s main strategy

Step 5 - choose the main strategyThere are often different ways to achieve the same objective. This means that it is important to agree on one single strategy. Often you’ll find that there is one strategy that fits your organisation’s capabilities (type of activities, experience, available donor funds, capacities of staff and available human resources…) better than the other ones. Other elements that may influence your choice are:

  • the price tag of each individual option;
  • the potential risks and benefits;
  • the ecological and financial impact and sustainability of each option;
  • the potential impact on gender issues (both positive and negative);
  • the social impact, including impact on social tensions and conflicts
  • etc.

When there is more than one suitable strategy, you can use different criteria to select the best one.