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The Propel tool

Propel your impact forward

International Development projects are based on assumptions, complex and non-linear. These conditions require your organisation to be adaptive and test your assumptions to achieve a positive impact. To adapt effectively, your organisation needs to learn from its activities and build on its organisational knowledge.

Propel is a software tool for organisational learning. By redefining the way to capture, access and apply learnings, organisations can rethink the way to do international development.

Now is the time to bring your organisation’s workflows to the next level and experience what it is like to run your projects from a learning-centred perspective!

Key Features

Propel makes learning as an organisation easy which enables development organisations to integrate continuous learning into their workflows and build collective memory. This way, organisations can continuously reflect on their assumptions, learn what works and use these learnings for strategic decision making.

The tool builds on existing models of international development work and enables organisations to learn systematically and collaboratively. Propel provides organisations with one space for learning and building organisational memory.

Visualise the pathway to change

The tool guides your learning journey throughout all implementation work and takes you step-by-step through your learning journey. You first visualise your project’s pathway to change. Then, you integrate your project’s learning agenda by adding learning stops. At each learning stop, Propel provides the space to reflect and learn together and guides you to systematically capture the answers to your learning questions.

Integrate the learning Agenda

The outcomes of each learning stop get summarised as learning stories. Each learning story will tell what you and your team experienced, what you found to work, the challenges you faced and the outcomes and decisions to move forward. The learning stories are collected in your organisation’s knowledge map through which you can explore and dive into your organisation’s memory.

Build organisational memory

The knowledge map enables you to tap into the knowledge and learnings from all the different projects in your organisation. Whether you are starting a new project and would like to know what was done before or are facing a challenge throughout project implementation, Propel lets you learn together. Build on what you already know and create new knowledge for every phase of your project.

What is next?

The Propel tool is currently in development. We are seeking partners that want to contribute to the development and testing of the tool. Do you want to take learning to the next level in your organisation?

Development phase