Annual Report for PMU 2011
This is PMU’s Annual Report for 2011. PMU is the department for international development co-operation and humanitarian aid within the legal entity The Swedish Pentecostal Alliance of Independent Churches (Pingst). For a complete financial report of PMU, please refer to the 2011 Financial Report of the Swedish Pentecostal Alliance of Independent Churches that includes an audit report.
The basis for PMU 's work is contained within the churches, both in Sweden and in the countries PMU cooperates with. The people in these churches are committed to deep and broad participation for justice and development. Swedish Pentecostal churches have been working with social development and humanitarian assistance in Sweden and internationally since the beginning of the 20th century. During 2011, the Swedish Pentecostal Movement comprised of 83,000 members in 474 churches making it one of Sweden's largest people movements. In 1965 the churches established PMU in order to effectively manage international development efforts funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). PMU is now a part of the Pentecostal Alliance of Independent churches (Pingst) that has a national and international section. Within the international section, apart from PMU , are other entities that involve church work, theological training, media etc. PMU is entirely responsible for the diaconal work, that is, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. For over 45 years, PMU has developed active cooperation with Pentecostal churches in Sweden and in developing countries as well as with other government and non-government development agencies. PMU is one of fifteen Frame Organizations that have their own agreement with Sida. PMU ‘s Director is Niclas Lindgren and Chairman for the International Steering Group is Peter Kammensjö.
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The Project Manual was written primarily for Swedish churches and local partners who are currently working with or would like to begin working with PMU.
The purpose of the manual is to facilitate the management of projects primarily financed by Sida or the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO). The manual is a steering document and provides advice on many different aspects of project management – from ideas for new projects to the presentation of project results.
It describes several types of project support in development cooperation and humanitarian work. The first section describes PMU’s value foundation and the attitude and approach that are to permeate all activities carried out with PMU support. Our relationships and the way in which we treat and describe others are important and impact to what degree we succeed in reaching our common goals.
PMU’s work methods are primarily based on an interactive learning process. We aim to be a learning organisation in which dialogue takes centre stage. This means using what we learn in discussions with our partners to constantly re-examine our actions and methods. We strive to understand how everything fits together in a process in which we are continuously influencing each other. Our Project Manual is therefore a fluid document that is updated on an ongoing basis. The rules and guidelines we currently apply are based on instructions from Sida and ECHO, as well as on our practical experience.